Time is change; we measure its passing by how much things alter. Nadine Gordime
In a certain sense a writer is 'selected' by his subject - his subject being the consciousness of his own era.
Ernest Hemingway was in love with Africa and as with others in such a state of emotion ... he constructed for himself, according to his needs and desires, something that had little relation to the reality of the continent,
Writers themselves don't analyze what they do; to analyze would be to look down while crossing a canyon on a tightrope.
You can't change a regime on the basis of compassion. There's got to be something harder.