Jane Hirshfield is an award-winning poet, Zen buddhist, and all around great woman, who regularly on the well (The oldest chatroom on the internet) tosses off phrases like the following.

Rwanda was not a place where people routinely went around chopping one another into pieces on a scale of 800,000 at a go. Rhetoric matters. There are embers in every heart that even its owner may not be aware of until they are fanned into flame.


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09 October 2008