Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.
The U.N.’s humanitarian agencies rely on charitable donations from the public as well as the generosity of governments to continue their lifesaving work in response to natural disasters, armed conflicts and other emergencies.
Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior.
My own feeling is that one should refuse to participate in any activity that implements American aggression – thus tax refusal, draft refusal, avoidance of work that can be used by the agencies of militarism and repression, all seem to me essential.
That poetry survived in its formal agencies finally, and that prose survived to get something said.
Judges wear legal professionalism and precedent as a mantel that secures legitimacy for their decisions. It’s how they distinguish themselves from politicians or administrative agencies, while wielding power that is sometimes much greater than those democratically accountable actors.
You can’t come forward against the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies and be completely free from risk.