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Lynn Laitala

  • ... the Great Society's War on Poverty was also a war on alternative values. In reality it became a war on the poor, not on poverty.

    • Lynn Laitala,
    • in The Finnish American Reporter ()
  • In most of the traditional cultures of the world, homelessness would be impossible; first because of large protective kin systems, and second because homes were easily constructed from materials at hand. In America today we consider homelessness as a lack of shelter, not as a breakdown of community.

    • Lynn Laitala,
    • "In the Aftermath of Empire," in The Finnish American Reporter ()
  • People are easier to control when they are all alike.

    • Lynn Laitala,
    • "In the Aftermath of Empire," in The Finnish American Reporter ()
  • Diversity is the most basic principle of creation. No two snowflakes, blades of grass or people are alike.

    • Lynn Laitala,
    • "In the Aftermath of Empire," in The Finnish American Reporter ()
  • Hope is a terrible thing when you have accustomed yourself to despair.

    • Lynn Laitala,
    • "Healing and Heartbreak in the Finnish American Community," in The Finnish American Reporter ()

Lynn Laitala, U.S. writer, journalist

(1947)

Full name: Lynn Maria Laitala.