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.