In Conversation Imagined Conversations (3.10.14) By Staff Tweet Spoken quotes from the week’s news in dialogue form. ✖ A: The smell of blood was in the air, and there were lots of people crying… B: It’s an issue for sure… A: I was forced to yell. The world cannot just allow this to happen. I had no other weapon to resort to, no other means to resort to, but to speak publicly and get attention that way. B: You, sir, were not even truthy. A: It’s something he’s going to live with… B: They practice a rather commonplace form of social control— A: They believe the country is strong and can do whatever it wants to do. B: The President of the United States believes the Cold War is over. A: It’s something he’s going to live with, especially if the scar of the swastika doesn’t go away. B: It just happens, it’s not a big deal. A: You guys are so fucked up. B: Happiness will conquer the embittered. A: That is reminiscent of claims that were made back in the 1930s when Germany under the Nazis kept talking about— B: Happiness will conquer the embittered. A: You are not what you think you are. You are what we think you are. B: And you are what we choose for you to be. The American Reader stopped publishing in 2015.This is a living archive of our work.