Mandela Lecture: Gardens of hope amid the darkness of despair

Mandela Lecture: Gardens of hope amid the darkness of despair

“There is no guarantee that we will ever reach the deep reconciliation we need as a species. Indeed, I tend to think that some damage done is irreparable. I notice that when justice comes infrequently, the most long-lasting memories are in danger of fading. But when despair visits me, I hold on to the image of the garden. A garden that grows like memories should. A garden that grows as justice should. A garden that grows like true reconciliation should.” Dorfman

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