(Numbers refer to–in order–section, stanza, and line.)
1,8,2: Thomas Wyatt, â€śForget Not Yet.â€ť
2,1,1: â€śShips, towers, domes, theaters and temples lie / Open unto to the sea, and to the sky,â€ť Wordsworth, â€śLines Composed on Westminster Bridge, 1802.â€ť
2,5,1: Ronald Reagan, campaign slogan of 1984.
3,1,1: â€śHistory is ours and the people make it.â€ť Salvadore Allende.
3,4,1-5: from an interview with Eddie House, Boston Celtic, after a game.
3,5,1-7: Adel Hamad, interview, with Amy Goodman, 31 May 2008, transcript from humanrights.ucdavis.edu.
3,7,1: John Berryman, Dream Song 10.
5,1,1: â€śLet them come to Berlin.â€ť John F. Kennedy, 26 June 1963.
5,5,4: â€śAnd each man kept his eyes before his feet,â€ť T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland.
6,1,1: Jdimytai Damour, a Wal Mart worker at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, New York, was trampled to death by shoppers the day after Thanksgiving in 2008.
7,1,1: Las sich nach Berlin Kommen (â€śLet them come to Berlinâ€ť), op cit Kennedy.
7,5,3: Columbus, in a letter to the King and Queen of Spain, about the Tainos (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown, pp. 1, 2)
7,6,3: â€śWith what delight could I have walked thee round, / If I could joy in aught; sweet interchange / Of hill and valley, rivers, woods, and plains.â€ť Milton, Paradise Lost, IX, 114-116.
8,1,4: Numbers 1:5.
8,4,4: op cit, Adel Hamad interview.
10,1,4: White Eagle, on being shown his new reservation, from Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown.
11,1,3: â€śFirst of all, sir, the President has said we are not going to engage in torture under any circumstances. And so youâ€™re asking me to answer a hypothetical.â€ť Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General confirmation hearing before Congress, 6 January 2005.
12,4,2: Hamlet, I,ii.
1,1,5: â€śWe stand today on the edge of a new frontier, the frontier of the 1960â€™s.â€ť John F. Kennedy, July 15, 1960.
1,2,3: â€śSpace is open to us now; and our eagerness to share its meaning is not governed by the efforts of others. We go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share.â€ť John F. Kennedy, May 25,1961.
1,3,6: â€śThis land is your land, this land is my land.â€ť Woodie Guthrie.
2,2,1: â€śPile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. / Shovel them under and let me workâ€” / I am the grass; I cover all.â€ť Carl Sandburg, â€śGrass.â€ť
2,7,1: Hamlet, to Pollonius. Hamlet, III, ii, Shakespeare.
2,12,2: â€śDull would he be of soul who could pass by / A sight so touching in its majesty. / Ships, towers, domes, theaters and temples lie / Open unto the fields and to the sky.â€ť Wordsworth, â€śLines Composed on Westminster Bridge, 1802.â€ť
4,5,1: op cit Shakespeare.
6,1,1: Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General confirmation hearing before Congress, 6 January 2005.
7,1,1: â€śTwo years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor: / What place is this? / Where are we now?â€ť Sandburg, â€śGrass.â€ť
7,7,6: â€śOnly / There is shadow under this red rock, / (Come in under the shadow of this red rock), / And I will show you something different from either / Your shadow at morning striding behind you / Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; / I will show you fear in a handful of dust.â€ť T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland.
12,2,3: John, 20:25.
13,1,4: Jdimytai Damour, a Wal Mart worker at Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, New York, was trampled to death by shoppers the day after Thanksgiving in 2008.
15,2,3: â€śFor wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction.â€ť Matthew, 7:13.
15,4,3: Adel Hamad, interview, with Amy Goodman, 31 May 2008, transcript from humanrights.ucdavis.edu.
15,5,1: â€śIâ€™m Just a Gigolo,â€ť Brammar, Caesar, Cassucci, as adapted by David Lee Roth.
15,6,1: â€śThou art indeed just, Lord, if I contend / with thee,â€ť Gerard Manley Hopkins, â€śThou Art Indeed Just, Lord.â€ť
16,1,15: â€śOne of these daysâ€”Pow! Right in the kisser! One of these days, Alice, straight to the moon!â€ť Ralph threatening his wife, Alice, on the hit TV show The Honeymooners.
16,1,28: â€śO none, unless this miracle have might, / That in black ink my love may still shine bright.â€ť Sonnet 65, Shakespeare.
17,1-3: â€śI should like to object to the indictment. I should like to say that in my opinion, as far as Schaefer is concerned, the indictment does not conform to Article VII. I can explain that.â€ť Dr. Pelckman, defense attorney for Konrad Schaefer, standing trial at the Nuremberg Trials for using jews in human experiments.
20,8,1-2: Edwin Muir, â€śThe Wheel.â€ť
20,9,1-3: op cit, Pelckmann, Nuremberg Trials.
20,12,1: â€śGentile or Jew, / Oh you who turn the wheel and look to windward, / Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.â€ť T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland.
20,13,1-3: Amelia Earhartâ€™s last received transmission