Chaos Redefines Democracy, Betty Reid Soskin
At age 96, Betty Reid Soskin has lived through periods of vast change and knows that in times of chaos, democracy is redefined.
BETTY REID SOSKIN: My sense of the past is sharpened. I can see the patterns now that I couldn't see at an earlier time. I'm aware that we go through these cycles of chaos and that we've been going through them as a democracy since 1776 and that we're in the middle of one now. And it's in those periods of chaos that the democracy is redefined. And each time we do that, we're setting the table for the next generation. And that's the process. I couldn't see that when I was younger.