Saturday, April 2, 2011


Sometimes, it seems a little hopeless (see right), like the relentlessness of the fascist is too much to overcome. But I have to believe that a tide is turning; and that history is on our side.

In a time when progressive ideas and values are being assailed like no time since the 1930's, it is good to read John Donne—even if you've read it 1000 times, it helps you remember the essense of what we believe—it is a cornerstone of our thought, I think—and it always makes me feel better about the future:

"No man is an iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee...."

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