I’ve come to my idealism in a roundabout way, via Russia, that land of great novels, great suffering, and even greater hospitality.
I believe in the opposite of the usual Realpolitik.
When people sit down and break bread together, they find understanding and affection.
So, as the Russians say,
“Please to the table!”

Darra Goldstein, Professor of Russian

Photo by Kevin Kennefick, 2007