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Shepard Fairey on Capitalism, Freedom, Selling Out, and What Makes Great Art
Shepard Fairey on Capitalism, Freedom, Selling Out, and What Makes Great Art

“I believe in capitalism with some checks to chill out the evil greedy element. Capitalism is a way for hard work to yield rewards.”

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George Orwell’s <em>Animal Farm</em> Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
George Orwell’s Animal Farm Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

“I do not wish to comment on the work; if it does not speak for itself, it is a failure.”

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Larry and Friends: An Illustrated Ode to Immigration, Diversity, Friendship, and Acceptance
Larry and Friends: An Illustrated Ode to Immigration, Diversity, Friendship, and Acceptance

A charming celebration of camaraderie across cultures.

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May 9, 1933: Helen Keller’s Scorching Letter to the Nazis about Book-Burning, Censorship, and the Inextinguishable Freedom of Ideas
May 9, 1933: Helen Keller’s Scorching Letter to the Nazis about Book-Burning, Censorship, and the Inextinguishable Freedom of Ideas

“You can burn my books… but the ideas in them have seeped through a million channels and will continue to quicken other minds.”

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Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion
Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion

“Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.”

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March 13, 1964: What the Kitty Genovese Murder Teaches Us About Empathy, Apathy, and Our Human Predicament
March 13, 1964: What the Kitty Genovese Murder Teaches Us About Empathy, Apathy, and Our Human Predicament

“How far away do you have to be to forgive yourself for not doing whatever is in your power to do?”

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