November 26, 2002


while reading the sun last evening, I stumbled upon this quote from the esteemed historian howard zinn:

"It is supposed to be part of the American tradition that if we want to step out of line, we step out of line. Democracy isn't falling in line behind the president. Democracy is for people to think independently, be skeptical of government, look around and try to find out what's going on. And if they find out government is deceiving them, to speak out as loudly as they can."

it then occurred to me how closely related in cadence and content this quote is to the bit I extracted from the george saunders story, my flamboyant grandson. Scroll down and decide for yourself...


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