Irving Howe — American Historian born on June 11, 1920, died on May 05, 1993

Irving Howe was a Jewish American literary and social critic and a prominent figure of the Democratic Socialists of America... (wikipedia)

The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.
Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality.