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Adrienne Rich Quotes: War is an absolute failure of imagination, scientific and political. That a war can be represented as helping a people to 'feel good' about themselves, or their country, is a measure of that failure.
         

War is an absolute failure of imagination, scientific and political. That a war can be represented as helping a people to 'feel good' about themselves, or their country, is a measure of that failure.


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We must use what we have to invent what we desire.



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Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but by those who fought, fell and rose again.



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If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless. You build from the ground up.



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Language is power... Language can be used as a means of changing reality.





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