Friday, August 18, 2006
There is no memory of democracy here,
Where there is mutual hatred and conflict over power, there can be no democracy.
Empiricism and reason have fled from our institutions. The minds of individuals have become their refuge in the United States. Study them, let them in, and then remember them in a land where so many have forgotten.
Penitent for my sins, but not crippled by guilt. This is one of the chief gifts of an awareness of mercy. Show it and you will know it.