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Writers tend to fare badly under autocrats.  Dictators understand very well that the strength of thought and analysis that literature embodies is a threat to the mind control that is an essential feature of tyranny.  In countries like China, Russia, Turkey, Myanmar and Bangladesh, writers are routinely jailed or killed for creating work their governments find threatening.  For American writers, the reality of such scrutiny and peril can be hard to fathom.  We need to write now, write well — tell the truth in all its messy complexity.  It’s our best shot at helping to preserve a democracy in which facts still exist and all of us can speak freely.
  —  Jennifer Egan
From her opinion piece / editorial: “Facts Still Exist
Appearing in: Time Magazine
dtd: 24 Dec / 31 Dec, 2018  (Person of the Year, double issue)
It also appears online at:  http://time.com/5475490/writers-truth-democracy-jennifer-egan/
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Mueller acknowledges his impatience.  In his address at William & Mary, he recalled that during his days at Justice he’d often cut off attorneys by saying, “What is the issue?”  One evening, he said, his wife started telling him about a hard day.  He interjected with the same curt question.  She did not appreciate it.  “I am your wife,” he recalled her saying.  “I am not one of your attorneys.  Do not ever ask me, ‘What is the issue?’  You will sit there and you will listen until I am finished.
“That night, I did learn the importance of listening to those around you — truly listening — before making judgment, before taking action,” he continued.  “I also learned to use that question sparingly, and never, ever with my wife.”
  —  Quoted by: Brian Bennett and Tessa Berenson
From their article: “Time: Person of the Year 2018: The Short List #3 Robert Mueller
Time Magazine, dtd: 24 Dec / 31 Dec (Double Issue)
Also online at: http://time.com/person-of-the-year-2018-robert-mueller-runner-up/
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[Journalist] independence is no small thing.  It marks the distinction between tyranny and democracy.  And in a world where budding authoritarians have advanced by blurring the difference, there was a clarity in the spectacle of a tyrant’s fury visited up a man armed only with a pen.  Because the strongmen of the world only look strong.  All despots live in fear of their people.  To see genuine strength, look to the spaces where individuals dare to describe what’s going on in front of them.
  —  Karl Vick
From his article: “The Guardians And The War On Truth
From Time Magazine, dtd: December 24th / 31st, 2018
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It is easy to forget that nothing contributes more to an active and attentive Congress than a biennial superdose of entropy.
  —  Chris Wilson
From his opinion article:  “Imagining a more representative House
Appearing in “Time Magazine“, dtd:  12 November 2018
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“Courage is a prerequisite for all leadership,” she [Brené Brown] says.  And it can be taught.  It’s made up of four skills: being vulnerable is the most important, followed by sticking to values, trusting others and persistence.  There can be no courage without vulnerability and no vulnerability without the risk of failure.  “One of the things that we learned in the research,” she says, “is that people who have the skills to get back up from a fall will engage in smarter risks and more courageous behaviors than people who don’t.”
  —  Brené Brown
As quoted by:  Belinda Luscombe
In the article: “America’s reigning expert on feelings, Brené Brown now takes on leadership
Appearing in:  “Time Magazine“,  dtd: 12 November 2018
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The idea that we should trust the security of our digital spaces to private companies that have no accountability except to themselves is ridiculous.
  —  Christopher Wylie
(Whistle-blower programmer / analyst at Cambridge Analytica)
Quoted by:  Billy Perrigo
From the interview / article: “TheBrief TIME with… Whistle-blower Christopher Wylie on life after taking down Cambridge Analytica
Appearing in Time Magazine, dtd: 1 October 2018
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In Charlottesville, Americans were forced to reckon with the reality that we live in a country where white supremacists can parade openly, and without condemnation from the White House.  We allow for the slaughter of unarmed black children and the mass incarceration of people of color.  A black President who had to be publicly perfect for eight years was followed by a white President who is habitually dishonest.  So many Americans were lulled into complacency by the progress that Obama’s presidency signaled, and the symbol he represented.  Yet all gains can easily be lost, particularly in a society stacked against anyone who threatens the dominant order.  Lee has been trying to tell us this for more than 30 years.  He’s hoping we’re ready to listen.
  —  Rembert Browne
From his article: “Spike Lee Wants You To Wake Up
Which is a review of Spike Lee’s recent (2018) movie:  “BlaKkKlansman
The article appeared in:  Time Magazine
Dated: 20 August 2018
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