This summer a luxury cruise ship was able to sail across the Arctic -- a feat previously impossible, now made possible by planetary warming. As Arctic summer sea ice melts away, this could mark the beginning for cruises in the extremely fragile, once-pristine Arctic ecosystem.
Bill Ayers' Demand the Impossible! is a manifesto of the Days of Rage demonstrations he led in 1969. Now, as then, his strategic goal is to urge people to break out of acceptable patterns of protest.
It is only the urgency of youth that can set the pace and the tone of what is to come. Still, in the grace of age we might learn to follow along, to enter the kindergarten of the new. Because I have ambitions for my children, I have hopes for myself.