Devorah is visiting.
Old friend, dear friend, wise friend. Our thirty-year friendship has seen us into old age. She's still a professor, still delighted and dazzled by college students, by their nerve, their brilliance, their inventiveness. "They really will save the world," she says. "I believe that."
Sue, Devorah, and I have been discussing young anarchists, the Black Bloc, Martin Luther King Jr.'s thoughts on riots and violence, Mandela's defense of the MK Branch of the African National Congress. There's an excellent Wikipedia article on the MK Branch.