Sympathy is something that shouldn’t be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them.
The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party.
We are living at a time when creeds and ideologies vary and clash. But the gospel of human sympathy is universal and eternal.
I think we lost a great deal of sympathy and support with the way in which the crisis was handled, most importantly I think when we appeared to be grasping for too much at one time instead of identifying our priorities in a much more responsible fashion.