I was reading Ian McKay’s interview with Mark Leier, author of the new Bakunin biography Creative Passion, and found this nugget.

"This was an activist who fought on the losing side all of his life, yet did not lose his passionate hope, his understanding, that the struggle itself was meaningful, for without it, the world would certainly get worse. While some seem him as a quixotic figure, I see him as one who realistically assessed the opportunities for success and failure and decided to fight for an ideal even when he thought there was no immediate chance of victory. "

I needed that, really. 


One thought on “HOPE

  1. If you have a chance to watch that video interview with Don H and Janeen P they make a similar point. DH has a lot to say about the need for the struggle to be meaningful now rather than just in the hour of the final conflict. Important stuff I think.
    take care,

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