We can no more tolerate neutrality and benevolence toward every conceivable form of discourse, including that of magical thinking, than we can lump together executioner and victim, good and evil.
‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ had a formative effect on me. I think it’s one of those works that if you encounter it very early you’re doubly enchanted by the beauty of the language and the strangeness of the vision. It stays with you.
Spirituality is the foundation of all my political work.
But as for activism, my parents did what they could, given the constraints, but were never involved in the causes I think of when I think of activists.
I believe in libertarian options because they allow an interesting management of the capital and are based on co-operation, reciprocity, contract, federation.
I was going to be a scientist.
Some of my reactions are very Nigerian. I still believe that words are things.
When I write a poem, I go into a state of self-forgetfulness, and something higher takes over; I like to call it my best self.
To sustain your belief through situations that completely undermine it is quite something.
But if you’re asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick.