What is the first news event you can recall?
Elections in Pakistan, 1977, when I was three. My father showed me his thumb-pad, black with ink, and explained that the ink was indelible and meant he would be turned away if he tried to vote again. The elections lead to martial law and 11 years of dictatorship.
What is the biggest problem of all?
A refusal to acknowledge the truth because it’s more convenient to do otherwise (the truth of human relationships, of the climate crisis, of history’s injustices).
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