The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty. As our care is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.
Abraham Lincoln to Congress in 1862, as quoted by Maira Kalman this morning in the New York Times.
Living in Bush's America is getting me down. Maira Kalman's October post was a nice respite.