Sunday, February 7, 2016
“I want to express concern that our collective relationship to history in this country is seriously flawed.”
From Chapter 9, Political Activism and Protest from the 1960s to the Age of Obama
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Sissinghurst: Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden, by Vita Sackville-West and Sarah Raven, ISBN# 9781250060051, $34.99, from St. Martin's Press.
The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Walk, by Kathryn Aalto, ISBN# 9781604695991, $24.95, from Timber Press.
Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life, by Marta McDowell, ISBN# 9781604693638, $24.95, from Timber Press.
From The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, by Michael Eric Dyson
“Race is the thing that we cannot seem to do without -- and the thing that we cannot get rid of.”
From the Introduction
Friday, February 5, 2016
From The Most Wanted Man in China: My Journey from Scientist to Enemy of the State, by Fang Lizhi, translated by Perry Link
“Yes, the universe was beautiful, and worth knowing too. There was a reason for me to keep on living after all.”
From Chapter 10, Reeducation at Bagong Mountain
Thursday, February 4, 2016
From Up From Slavery: An Autobiography, by Booker T. Washington
“Great men cultivate love and only little men cherish a spirit of hatred; assistance given to the weak makes the one who gives it strong; oppression of the unfortunate makes one weak."