Robinson agrees that her book has a contemporary message about the way societies seem bound to forget the values and lessons they have learned so painfully in the past. She calls it cultural amnesia. . . .
As for tomorrow’s election, she doesn’t have an iota of doubt about her own ballot. “I am not going to vote for Bush. I am very emphatically not going to vote for Bush. I think Kerry is just fine. In a normal election he would be a perfectly attractive candidate, but in this particular one, it is hard not to be influenced by the radicalism of Bush.”