Ursula Le Guin Speech Challenges The Inevitability of Capitalism

Ursula K. Le Guin accepts the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and challenges the assumption that capitalism seems inescapable. Transcript below via Parker Higgins.  Thank you Neil, and to the givers of this beautiful reward, my thanks from the heart. My family, my agent, editors, know that my being here is their doing as well as mine, and that the beautiful reward is theirs as much as mine. And I rejoice at accepting it for, and sharing it with, all the writers who were excluded from literature for so long, my fellow authors of fantasy and science fiction—writers of the imagination, who for the last 50 years watched the beautiful rewards go to the so-called realists. I think hard times are coming when we will be wanting the voices... read more
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