Hi, and thank you for taking the time to respond. I like all your insights into power and race in America, and personally, I think that’s a good method for voting; the best class I took at university was called Black Women Writers, and think if we really listened to the experiences of black women in America we would be a different, better country. As for the Arendt quote, I admit it came second hand, via an interview with Arendt’s biographer, Lyndsey Stonebridge, on Krista Tippet’s On Being. I can’t find it in the on-line transcript, but I think it is in the podcast. It’s well worth a listen.