I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.
My obsessions stay the same – historical memory and historical erasure. I am particularly interested in the Americas and how a history that is rooted in colonialism, the language and iconography of empire, disenfranchisement, the enslavement of peoples, and the way that people were sectioned off because of blood.
To be interested in the public good we must be disinterested, that is, not interested in goods in which our personal selves are wrapped up.
At the time I was growing up, literature was involved with the so-called confessional poets. And I was not interested in that. I did not think that specific and personal perspective functioned well for the reader at all.
I did try to write stories in college because I was interested in writing, and I was interested in the sound of language, but I was just no good at narrative and at fiction.
Even if one is interested only in one’s own society, which is one’s prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others.
I am a huge consumer of social networks, and I utilize Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. I’m interested and am learning more about Tumblr and other visually dominant sites.
I’m considered wise, and sometimes I see myself as knowing. Most of the time, I see myself as wanting to know. And I see myself as a very interested person. I’ve never been bored in my life.
The history of Christianity, therefore, must be of concern to all who are interested in the record of man and particularly to all who seek to understand the contemporary human scene.
Since Israel is a democratic state surrounded by essentially undemocratic states which have sworn her destruction, those interested in democracy everywhere must support Israel’s existence.