Alex Blaze

Progress is heroic, boring, and frustrating

Filed By Alex Blaze | August 15, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

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"The story in American history I most like to tell is the one about how women got the right to vote 90 years ago this month. It has everything. Adventure! Suspense! Treachery! Drunken legislators!

But, first, there was a 70-year slog.

Which is really the important part. We always need to remember that behind almost every great moment in history, there are heroic people doing really boring and frustrating things for a prolonged period of time."

--Gail Collins


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I put the start of where we are now at 1950.