The following passages is not mine (and I have no idea whose words they are -- possibly Sandy Perlman's), but it's a fitting end to the day. No pomp, no explanation, but I was thinking about them on the way home. Your milage will vary:
Rossignol's curious, albeit simply titled book, 'The Origins of a World War', spoke in terms of 'secret treaties', drawn up between the Ambassadors from Plutonia and Desdinova the foreign minister. These treaties founded a secret science from the stars. Astronomy; the Career of Evil.