“The Manufacture of Surprise” / Memorable Fancies #2091

 [“Everything here has to seem spontaneous and for that reason everything is calculated.” – Italo Calvino]

The audience knows what’s coming, but they know they’ll be expected to gasp, say “How clever!,” “How original!,” when the Leader speaks. They applaud him until their hands ache.

Their performance will be closely watched.

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