A revolution is not a painless march to the gates of freedom and justice. It is a struggle between rage and hope, between the temptation to destroy and the desire to build. Its temperament is desperate. It is a tormented response to the past, to all that has happened, the recalled and unrecalled injustices—for the memory of a revolution reaches much further back than the memory of its protagonists.

Hisham Matar on Libya: (via newyorker)


  • Baby:M-m-m
  • Mom:Marxism will prevail?
  • Baby:M-mommy
  • Mom:You are a bourgeois sympathist baby and if you had been educated you would need reeducation. Instead, I will raise you as a communist