We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.
The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted in detail by the American media during the months after September 11 only betray the inability of the government to determine the magnitude of the danger.
I was much influenced by Jean-Paul Sartre.
It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
The difference between political terror and ordinary crime becomes clear during the change of regimes, in which former terrorists become well-regarded representatives of their country.
Ginsberg’s Collected Poems contains a wonderful poem about making it with Neal Cassady.
Perhaps at a later point important developments will be traced back to September 11. But for now we do not know which of the many scenarios will actually hold in the future.
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
Since the intervention in Afghanistan, we suddenly began to notice when, in political discussions, we found ourselves only among Europeans or Israelis.