The fifth Republic stands weak
By her failure; she lives devoid of
Except by the men whose debt has
been paid …”
The poem ends:
Beyond all terror, destiny in hand,
Over rack and ruin, over black peaks
Of rebellion, blood and communist
Rules a man whom no Algerian dares
Blaspheme or murder – except in his
prayers.Time calls it “at once pretentious and subtle.”
In case it’s not blaringly obvious I don’t really think Kerry called for the assasination of anyone. The headline is supposed to be ironic and juxtapose the past and present…
All kidding aside, the article is well worth a read.
Update: Feel free to try your hand at a Time style review (i.e. “at once _____ and ______.”) in the comment section.