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The curtain of a farce should rise on a butler and a parlourmaid remarking on the fact that master was suspiciously late last night; and the butler should be amorous, bibulous and peculative, and the parlourmaid coy and trim.
A whiskey-drinking Corporation might feast its peculative eyes upon hogs wallowing in mud; and cellars where swarming beggars, for six cents a night, cover with rags their hideous heads -- where vice and crime are fostered, and into which your sensitive policeman prefers not to go, are giving out their seething miasma.
Unlike other clubs, it was mainly used to talk in, and had special arrangements for the safety of umbrellas and such books as had not yet vanished from the library; not, of course, owing to any peculative tendency among its members, but because, after interchanging their ideas, those members would depart, in a long row, each grasping some material object in his hand.
Rather than write from a peculative view - it would be better to educate Americans about what they were denied - the full story on Afganistan and the BCCI scandal which everyone forgot.
Nope - this proposal is/nice/in principal but for the majority on the ground overseas practical experience dictates that it would just dissolve into another peculative expedition to extract money and give nothing back - at all.