Feeling Lonely, Doesn’t Mean You’re All Alone

The subtle and deadly change of heart that might occur in you would be involved with the realization that a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that people be wicked but only that they be spineless. -From James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, published January 31, 1963.

via James Baldwin’s ‘The Fire Next Time,’ Published On This Day in 1963 — Longreads

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