Sunday, March 30, 2003

The dissident does not operate in the realm of genuine power at all. He is not seeking power. He has no desire for office and does not gather votes. He does not attempt to charm the public, he offers nothing and promises nothing. He can offer, if anything, only his own skin -- and he offers it solely because he has no other way of affirming the truth he stands for. His actions simply articulate his dignity as a citizen, regardless of the cost.
-Vaclav Havel.


The leftist roots of Britain's ruling 'New Labour' party are a key both to its political success and, in face of massive anti-war protest, its potential collapse.
· Taking a claymore to intellectual amnesia. [OpenDemocracy]