Monday, May 24, 2004

Letter to America from Compassionate Canadian Authoress

"The British used to have a myth about King Arthur. He wasn't dead, but sleeping in a cave, it was said; and in the country's hour of greatest peril, he would return. You too have great spirits of the past you may call upon: men and women of courage, of conscience, of prescience. Summon them now, to stand with you, to inspire you, to defend the best in you. You need them."

Margaret Atwood, writing in The Nation
issue of April 14, 2003
entire piece here


Anonymous Anonymous said...

great spirits of the american past -
who would these be?

May 30, 2004 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger oyster said...

American great spirits include the likes of Tom Paine, Emerson, MLK, Jefferson, Barbara Jordan and many more. Pick the ones who inspire you.

June 24, 2004 at 2:55 PM  

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