3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2011
This is a very short book, but when I was reading it I needed to pause as I thought things through! Occupy Wall Street and all the other cities where people are protesting at the moment is exactly what I think the author was hoping would happen at some point. He writes extremely well!
on August 12, 2013
Hessel gives a short distillation of current events that still rankle him, after so many years in foreign service. The diplomat is required to hold his tongue, I am sure, for his professional duties include discretion. This book is an example of the eloquence of the twilight years, combined with frustration against neo-conservatism and a direct appeal to younger generations to take up the cause of social justice.
All-in-all a wonderful conversational piece that inspires and educates.