I didn’t expect change to come so slow, so agonizingly slow. I didn’t realize that the biggest obstacle to political and social progress wasn’t the Free Masons, or the Establishment, or the boot heel of whatever you consider “the Man” to be, it was something much more subtle. As the Provost just referred to, a combination of our own indifference and the Kafkaesque labyrinth of “no”s you encounter as people vanish down the corridors of bureaucracy.

Bono (Hewson)
Bono (b. 1960) Irish musician, philanthropist [b. Paul David Hewson]
Commencement Address, University of Pennsylvania (17 May 2004)
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