The demolition derby is, pure and simple, a form of gladiatorial combat for our times.
"Clean Fun at Riverhead"
He sounded like Jean-François Revel, a French socialist writer who talks about one of the great unexplained phenomena of modern astronomy: namely, that the dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.Tom Wolfe
A sect, incidentally, is a religion with no political power.Tom Wolfe
Today educated people look upon traditional religious ties Catholic, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist, Jewish as matters of social pedigree. It is only art that they look upon religiously.Tom Wolfe
A cult is a religion with no political power.Tom Wolfe
Las Vegas is the only town in the world whose skyline is made up neither of buildings, like New York, nor of trees, like Wilbraham, but signs.Tom Wolfe