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Solnit poses new ways of thinking about movements for change in these selected chapters of her book. She states that the future is dark, but how does she reframe this concept of darkness? What does she mean when she says "It's always too soon to go home" (3) and, later, "Perfection is a stick with which to beat the possible" (81)? What is the intersection of these two seemingly contradictory ideas in the construction of an intellectual/emotional framework necessary for movements for change?

With this framework in mind, consider the selected principles. How do sets of principles like these (both their creation and their implementation) function within Solnit's framework -- a steady journey into a dark future in which paradise is not a possibility or a goal?

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