Obama on how it’s hard to make a straight line

obama“And so the nature of not only politics but, I think, social change of any sort is that it doesn’t move in a straight line, and that those who are most successful typically are tacking like a sailor toward a particular direction but have to take into account winds and currents and occasionally the lack of any wind, so that you’re just sitting there for a while, and sometimes you’re being blown all over the place.”

– Barack Obama as quoted in The New Yorker, Jan 27th, 2014.

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