Saturday, 18 October 2008

Can we do it?

"What we can do is make life a little less terrible and a little less unjust in every generation. A good deal can be achieved in this way."
Karl Popper, Utopia and Violence.

Seems like such a modest aim, yet just this week as I've been proofing documents on food security and reading reports on the humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe I realise more than usual just how far away from it we are. Easier always to go faster in the opposite direction than put in the hard work to achieve even Popper's modest proposal.