Trying to Embrace the Zigzag (Eye Voted): Inspired by Howard Zinn’s “The Optimism of Uncertainty”
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Revisiting this essay two years later. Only this time, in preparation. Because we learned what it felt like to be surprised. Because it takes awareness and hope to keep going, it takes many, many moments. Thank you Howard Zinn.
“Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment (beware of such moments!) but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag toward a more decent society.” –Howard Zinn, The Optimism of Uncertainty
To read The Optimism of Uncertainty, and other hopeful works, check out The Impossible Will Take a Little While, edited by Paul Rogat Loeb.