35 years ago, Sister Helen Prejean walked down the hall at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola with her unsteady hand on the quivering shoulder of Patrick Sonnier. His death by electrocution that night would have slid barely noticed, then and now—except Prejean was so outraged by what she saw that she wrote it down.
Prophetic Kenyan environmentalist Dr. Wangari Maathai predicted in the 1990s that deforestation in the horn of Africa would lead to widespread tragedy unless it was addressed. Now, the horror she feared has begun.
“I will not be suckered into hatred. There is too much work to be done.”
This week, one of the most remarkable achievements by one of the age’s most remarkable leaders will occur with little fanfare in the West. It is widely accepted that this is true only because of Aung San Suu Kyi—yet critics refuse to credit her fairly for it.