"It seems like a ridiculously passive part to play," said Phil Woolpert. But he mused about the idea for a time, linking his fingers for a visual aid, and discussed the need for bridges between generations. "Hell, not just generations—between races and all our social strata and individuals and nations and the whole damned schmeer," he said, suddenly animated. "Our values on all these levels have gotten so screwed up—and I wonder if we know what abyss we're heading for. But how do we change it? Or more to the point—when? I wish I knew."