The Fabric of Hope: An Essay, by Glenn Tinder The Real American Dream: A Meditation on Hope, by Andrew Delbanco
Ever Since Pandora opened her box, hope has come in a dizzying variety of packages. Viktor Frankl found it to be the last expression of freedom in the World War II death camps. Emily Dickinson called it "the thing with feathers/ That perches in the soul." Abraham Cowley spoke of it as "the most hopeless thing of all."