Monday, June 16, 2008

The Light and the Dark

I'm reading Bill Moyers on Democracy, a collection of his speeches over the years that touch on the topic of democracy. The last one I read was on Hubert Humphrey, given in 1998 for the 50th anniversary of Humphrey's speech on the topic of civil rights at the Democratic convention in 1948. Moyer's speech is one of the best things I've ever read. It made me cry and despair of humanity, then smile in pride at the actions of a hero working to change society from within. I wish I could give a sense of it, but I can't... it creates a whole that ranges from ugly to lyrical. I strongly recommend it to everyone.

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