I write about the hatred of LGBT people in Eastern Europe by religious and governmental authorities. I write about Jamaica where hating gays is a popular topic for music lyrics and where murders are escalating. Pride and persecution are both real. We rejoice in the good and confront the evil.
It is their grounding in the realities of poor and working-class people, indigenous people and people of color that drives grassroots activists around the world to search for deep, structural and long-term solutions.
Richard Holbrooke can be a son of a bitch in all of the right ways -- a real fighter and a brilliant policy intellectual and practitioner -- and I'm hoping that he is fighting as hard as he can not to leave us.
Precisely at a time when the world seems to be spinning out of control, it is heartening to see the emergence of a new global ethic of social responsibility capturing the minds and hearts of young people all over America.