Would You Say Something About Old Age by Nicanor Parra

WOULD YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT OLD AGE

His students once asked
Of Dr. Bertrand Russell
& the venerable elder replied:

Old age…
A time like any other
For fighting for a cause that’s just

–Chliean (anti)poet Nicanor Parra, After-Dinner Declarations
translated from the Spanish by Dave Oliphant

At the age of 94, philosopher and activist Bertrand Russell published the book War Crimes in Vietnam and organized the International War Crimes Tribunal.

 

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