From V, first published in the year of our lord 1963:
That night, 15 April, David Ben-Gurion warned his country in an Independence
Day speech that Egypt planned to slaughter Israel. A Mideast crisis had been
growing since winter. 19 April, a cease-fire between the two countries went
into effect. Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco the same day.
The spring thus wore on, large currents and small eddies alike resulting in
headlines. People read what news they wanted to and each accordingly built his
own rathouse of history’s rags and straws. In the city of New York alone there
were at a rough estimate five million different rathouses. God knew what was
going on in the minds of cabinet ministers, heads of state and civil servants
in the capitals of the world. Doubtless their private versions of history
showed up in action. If a normal distribution of types prevailed they did.