Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

I started reading Howard Zinn’s You Can’t Be Neutral On A Moving Train this morning, and in the Introduction he talks about being asked “Given the depressing news of what is happening in the world, you seem surprisingly optimistic. What gives you hope?” and how he would answer that. Near the end of the chapter he says that in many ways throughout his life he has been lucky, “And so I have no right to despair. I insist on hope.”

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