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William Blake’s Most Beautiful Letter: The 20-Year-Old Artist’s Searing Defense of the Imagination and the Creative Spirit
William Blake’s Most Beautiful Letter: The 20-Year-Old Artist’s Searing Defense of the Imagination and the Creative Spirit

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way… As a man is, so he sees.”

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David Ogilvy on the True Value of Education: A Brilliant Letter of Advice to His 18-Year-Old Nephew
David Ogilvy on the True Value of Education: A Brilliant Letter of Advice to His 18-Year-Old Nephew

“Don’t judge the value of higher education in terms of careermanship. Judge it for what it is — a priceless opportunity to furnish your mind and enrich the quality of your life.”

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Mary McCarthy on Human Nature, Moral Choice, and How We Decide Whether Evil Is Forgivable
Mary McCarthy on Human Nature, Moral Choice, and How We Decide Whether Evil Is Forgivable

“One has to assume that every man is a thinking reed and a noble nature, even if only part-time.”

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The Power of Solidarity in the Conquest of Justice: How Sixteen White Poets Banded Against Police Brutality and Stood Up for Amiri Baraka in 1968
The Power of Solidarity in the Conquest of Justice: How Sixteen White Poets Banded Against Police Brutality and Stood Up for Amiri Baraka in 1968

A beacon of searing solidarity by Denise Levertov, Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and other politically awake titans of poetic might.

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Abraham Lincoln’s Tough-Love Letter to His Step-Brother About Laziness and Work Ethic
Abraham Lincoln’s Tough-Love Letter to His Step-Brother About Laziness and Work Ethic

“You say you would almost give your place in Heaven for $70 or $80. Then you value your place in Heaven very cheaply.”

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Mary McCarthy on Love and Hannah Arendt’s Advice to Her on the Dangerous Delusion That We Can Change Our Lovers
Mary McCarthy on Love and Hannah Arendt’s Advice to Her on the Dangerous Delusion That We Can Change Our Lovers

“What’s the use of falling in love if you both remain inertly as-you-were?”

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