for what it’s worth,

Paul Auster remembers Vietnam and student activism:

“…We at Columbia were powerless, and our little revolution was no more than a symbolic gesture. But symbolic gestures are not empty gestures, and given the nature of those times, we did what we could.”

From here.

15 thoughts on “for what it’s worth,

  1. not me!

    …I don’t think anyone ever does all they can. Also, he doesn’t really define power too neatly, does he? Powerless yet not empty. Symbolism isn’t power? Than what good is it?Oh ok, so it’s kind of power?That said, great post title.

  2. not me!

    …I don’t think anyone ever does all they can. Also, he doesn’t really define power too neatly, does he? Powerless yet not empty. Symbolism isn’t power? Than what good is it?Oh ok, so it’s kind of power?That said, great post title.

  3. not me!


    I don’t think anyone ever does all they can. Also, he doesn’t really define power too neatly, does he? Powerless yet not empty. Symbolism isn’t power? Than what good is it?
    Oh ok, so it’s kind of power?

    That said, great post title.

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