A very interesting interview. If you think you know who Andrea Dworkin was or what she believed, you might be surprised.
From the interview:
Andrea Dworkin: Optimism is what you do, how you live. I write, which is a quintessential act of optimism. It sometimes means the triumph of faith over experience, a belief in communication, in community, in change, and, for me, in beauty. The power and beauty of language. I act with other women to create social change: activism is optimism. I’ve always believed in art and politics as keys to transformation. Emotional authenticity and, if you will, social progress towards fairness and equality.