The Guardian

The Trump era won't last for ever. But we must do our part to end it | Rebecca Solnit

I see the rage all around me, but painful emotions can coexist with activism – and millions of Americans are stepping up
‘People are ready. They are ready for someone, something, to pull the alarm so that they can step it up. They are where my hope resides now.’ Photograph: Eugene Garcia/EPA

I keep the newspaper clipping inside a Milan Kundera novel: it shows demonstrators in Prague in 1989, one of them carrying a badly chipped bust of Stalin around whose neck hangs a placard that says nic netrvá věčně: nothing lasts forever. It’s not a war cry, nor a prophesy, but a bald statement of fact at the moment when the Soviet bloc Stalin had been critical in establishing was falling apart and Czechoslovakia was liberating itself.

It must have seemed like forever to those who lived under totalitarianism until all of a sudden “forever” crashed and burned. People worked to make it so at terrible risk; some were imprisoned, or otherwise punished. Some died. They worked without knowledge of how and when

Anda sedang membaca pratinjau, daftarlah untuk membaca selengkapnya.

Minat Terkait

Lainnya dari The Guardian

The Guardian2 mnt membaca
World’s Fattest Parrot, The Endangered Kākāpō, Could Be Wiped Out By Fungal Infection
The world’s fattest parrot is facing an existential threat in the form of a dangerous fungal infection which has already endangered a fifth of its species. Seven of New Zealand’s native kākāpō have died in recent months after falling victim to the re
The Guardian3 mnt membacaScience
Photograph Lays Bare Reality Of Melting Greenland Sea Ice
Research teams traversing partially melted fjord to retrieve weather equipment release startling picture
The Guardian4 mnt membaca
Should Dating Apps Tell Us How Sexy We Are? | Coco Khan
App algorithms rank results so dating opportunities end up being hoarded by the few. One app told me my score