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A Tale of Two Viruses: Lost Lives, Lost Opportunity and an Occasion for Hope

This Corona Connection, inspired by an article by Nancy Sylvester, invites reflections on two viruses: COVID-19 and racism. First, what can we learn from the compassion and tenacity of Dr. Anthony Fauci? Second, what can be learned from the painfully exposed virus of racism that has infected the moral integrity of our country since its origins?

Free ebook by Rebecca Solnit – Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argued that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the positive consequences of our acts are not always immediately seen, directly knowable, or even measurable, and that pessimism and despair rest on an unwarranted confidence about what is going to happen next.

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