Re: Christa Wolf has died
It is sad to hear of the death of a person so committed to an ideology and, at the same time, so willing to question the authority of it's national leaders. I read Kassandra a long time ago and felt that it was really the final word on why the human species (the male gender in particular) turns so easily to war as a solution and why it must stop doing that. The Cassandra myth or legend is always relevant because she has never died--she just keeps on prophesying destruction and still is not believed.
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. And we’ll change the world."--Jack Layton