William Gibson [writer of quite a number of fine books, including classic Cyberpunk novels like Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive , as well as more recent (and less futuristic) stuff like Pattern Recognition ] is back on the blog.
Apparently, he started blogging again (after a year of absence) because...
the United States currently has, as Jack Womack so succintly puts it, a president who makes Richard Nixon look like Abraham Lincoln.
And because, as the Spanish philospher Unamuno said, "At times, to be silent is to lie."
[From William Gibson's blog]