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Dr. Burns H. Weston
Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and
   Senior Scholar, UI Center for Human Rights
The University of Iowa
Co-Director, Commons Law Project

History says, Don't hope
on this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
the longed for tidal wave
of justice can rise up,
and hope and history rhyme.

      - Seamus Heaney
            from "Double Take,"
            The Cure of Troy (1991)

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

      - Arundhati Roy (2003)

Hope is believing in the plausibility of the possible
over the necessity of the probable.

      - Mimonides (12th c.)

Copyright © 1998-2009 by Burns H. Weston. All rights reserved.