I feel very happy to be living in Berkeley because there are a lot of people who are politically active here.
Artists have a responsibility to speak and to act when governments fail, and if we don't do that, we really deserve the world we get.
It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's 'mature' critics often are.
I grew up in the South under segregation. So, I know what terrorism feels like - when your father could be taken out in the middle of the night and lynched just because he didn't look like he was in an obeying frame of mind when a white person said something he must do. I mean, that's terrorism, too.
William John Wills