Three Prisoners: The Petty Route Home
By Howard Zinn • The Nation • April 1, 1968
Somewhere between Bangkok and Paris on· the flight home, our tensions beginning to ebb, I confessed to Dan Berrigan ( after all, he is a Jesuit priest) that, despite heroic efforts to match my politicial science colleagues on the Cynicism Scale, I had somehow retained in my bones a granule of naivete about governments, especially my own. And this despite my recent talks to students about Machiavellianism in the contemporary world, and my entranced reading of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold ( which can oe seen as a modern-day version of William Godwin’s early anarchist novel, Caleb Williams, where a man is viciously hunted by all governments). But let me explain….
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