"Oh, for a nook and a story-book, With tales both new and old; For a jolly good book whereon to look Is better to me than gold."

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policymic:

Young Americans think their lives will be worse off than their parents

A major new survey across 20 countries found Western, more-advantaged youth widely believe their lives are not going to be very enjoyable, while young people in other less-advantaged countries still have much greater hopes for their future. The trend is really quite striking — and America’s youth are among the most pessimistic.

First, this general survey of adults found that the West is really quite skeptical about the odds of the current generation of young people. In the U.S., 54% think that young people’s lives will be worse off than their parents’. Only 19% think that they’ll do better. That ranks 17th.

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pulitzerfieldnotes:

"I lost my husband on a Monday afternoon of April 1994, killed by a group of people that were our neighbors. I started running with my two children towards the West of the country. At each checkpoint, I was raped by soldiers. Now, I live with HIV and must raise my kids alone.” — Martha

Image by Tomaso Clavarino. Rwanda, 2014.
Forthcoming Pulitzer Center-sponsored project “We Are the Past.”

pulitzerfieldnotes:

"I lost my husband on a Monday afternoon of April 1994, killed by a group of people that were our neighbors. I started running with my two children towards the West of the country. At each checkpoint, I was raped by soldiers. Now, I live with HIV and must raise my kids alone.” — Martha

Image by Tomaso Clavarino. Rwanda, 2014.

Forthcoming Pulitzer Center-sponsored project “We Are the Past.”

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callioope:

Brienne represents everything that Cersei wants, but can’t have.

She is a woman who successfully broke gender traditions, evidenced by the sword she carries.

She’s independent and more in control of her own life than even the Queen.

Despite her warrior nature, she’s retained a very innocent (arguably naive) view of the world. Contrast that with Cersei’s jaded outlook and paranoid scheming.

She is the perfect foil to Cersei.