Weapon of the weak

“Where you come from doesn’t matter. It’s about what you do with it.”

–Jean-Paul Sartre

The question of what to do with where I come from has been an urgent concern of mine since I was nine years old and ran out of revolutions. It was Madame Saida, the grocer, who quoted Sartre to me one day. She knew I was fond of her savvy wisdom and that theatrical way she had of imparting it. She was a round woman, all maternal, soft and brown…

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In search of hope

“More than a year ago, I embarked on a journey around the world—a physical trip with a spiritual motivation. It had to do with the meaning of my life and the meaning of the deaths of those I have loved, but first and foremost, it had to do with my son…”

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A mighty Heart

“I write this book for you, Danny, because you had the courage of this most solitary act: to die with your hands in chains but your heart undefeated.

I write this book to do justice to you, and to tell the truth.

I write this book to show that you were right: The task of changing a hate-filled world belongs to each one of us…”

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