To this wonderful page in our country’s history another more glorious still will be added, and the slave shall show at last to his free brothers a sharpened sword forged from the links of his fetters.
We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.
In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.
In the history of America, we’ve never had an energy plan. We don’t even realize the resources we have available to us.