BTW, certain expressions for delusionary grandeur, like solipsism and megalomania, were to me only literary concepts, means of expressing the tragic flaw of Laius, the problem with the Mad Hatter, or the curse of the rock star. But in a flash the universe took on a skein of competing hedonisms, egoisms, power mongering. What else could explain the very mechanics behind war, much less the graphic examples of our commanders, their orders, their golf clubs and whiskey caches, their preferential squandering of R and R?

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