Blog archive for September 2015

A look at the past reminds us of how great is the distance, and how short, over which we have come. The past makes us ask what we have done with us. It makes us ask whether our very achievements are not ironical counterpoint and contrast to our fundamental failures.”

Robert Penn Warren – Pulitzer Prize winning   novelist and poet

The New York Times reminds us that 23 years ago rioting erupted in Los Angeles “that claimed 54 lives and caused $1 billion in damage … after a jury in Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King.”

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