: The Other Jesus :

an excerpt by Yascha Mounk


In two thousand and ten, the twenty-sixth year of her life, Rose kissed one hundred and seven boys.

There was John and John and John and John and Joshua and Jeremy and Stephen, and Roberto and Alessandro, and Jean and Charles, and Philippe and Phillip, and Matt and Jim and Sam and Doug and Ryan, and Tristan and Mirca and Mike and Michael and Noah, and Rick and Ward, and Johan and Rowan and Ricardo, and Jacob and Alexander and Brendon and Hassan and Eric and Will, Bill and Greg, and Adam and Adrian, and Tariq and Terrence, and Bryant and Christopher, and the other Ryan, and Al and Joe and Joel and Alexis, and Brett and Brad, and Martin, of course, and Seth and Pseth, and Jeff and Craig, and Jesse and Adam and finally Dennis.