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E-mail Exchange with Alan Cranston: Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley


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Lessons Learned

"...in the end, humanity will do the right thing."

Have all your years in public service made you more hopeful on what people can accomplish, or more cynical?

Absolutely more hopeful. I've lived through some dark days. I've dealt with difficult people and evil deeds. But I've worked with some great men and women, too. The generations now coming into their own -- in business, politics, law, and medicine -- are hard-working and hopeful. I have the utmost faith and hope that in the end, humanity will do the right thing.

P.S. My father [William MacGregor Cranston] graduated from Lowell in 1897!

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