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Author QuotedRonald Segal
Title QuotedRace War
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/02/12
ImprintNew York : Viking. 1967
QuotationI finished [Ronald] Segal's badly written but perceptive survey The Race War [New York: Viking, 1967]. It really clarifies the situation"”shows how serious and how irrational it is. These are elementary truths"”and people like Johnson evidently can't see them. To think that a society as complex and sophisticated as the U.S. seems to be, should bog down, finally, is something as trivial, as stupid, and as self-defeating. One conclusion: the real importance of resistance within the U.S. Not only for ourselves but for everyone els"”for the human race. Yet the hangups are now so inexorabl"¦
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 55
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