Weekend 481.2

The Deadly Affair (1967)

“You know, Mr. Dobbs, when you’re young, you hitch the wagon of whatever you believe in to whatever star looks likely to get the wagon moving. When I was an undergraduate, the wagon was social justice, and the star was Karl Marx. We perambulated with banners. We fed hunger marchers. A few of us fought in Spain. Some of us even wrote poetry. I still believe it was a good wagon, but an impracticable star. We had faith and hope and charity. A wrong faith, a false hope but I still think the right sort of charity. Our eyes were dewy with it. Dewy and half shut.”

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