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Hannah Arendt on How Bureaucracy Fuels Violence
Hannah Arendt on How Bureaucracy Fuels Violence

“The rule by Nobody is not no-rule, and where all are equally powerless we have a tyranny without a tyrant.”

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Edie Windsor, Patron Saint of Modern Love
Edie Windsor, Patron Saint of Modern Love

“The more we see each other, the more we love what we see.”

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Why Invest in Space Exploration? Isaac Asimov’s Witty 1969 Letter
Why Invest in Space Exploration? Isaac Asimov’s Witty 1969 Letter

“The people of the United States spend exactly as much money on booze alone as on the space program.”

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How Virginia Woolf’s Orlando Subverted Censorship and Revolutionized the Politics of LGBT Love in 1928
How Virginia Woolf’s Orlando Subverted Censorship and Revolutionized the Politics of LGBT Love in 1928

A beautiful fusion of the tools of science fiction, the feats of feminism, and the polemics of homosexuality.

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Brave Genius: How the Unlikely Friendship of Scientist Jacques Monod and Philosopher Albert Camus Shaped Modern Culture
Brave Genius: How the Unlikely Friendship of Scientist Jacques Monod and Philosopher Albert Camus Shaped Modern Culture

“Being aware of one’s life, one’s revolt, one’s freedom, and to the maximum, is living, and to the maximum.”

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The Shape of Spectacular Speech: An Infographic Analysis of What Made MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Great
The Shape of Spectacular Speech: An Infographic Analysis of What Made MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Great

The poetics of presenting, or why beautiful metaphors are better than beautiful slides.

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