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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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Edith Windsor on Love and the Truth about Equality, Illustrated
Edith Windsor on Love and the Truth about Equality, Illustrated

“If you really care about the quality of somebody’s life as much as you care about the quality of your own…”

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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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Legendary Indian Leader Nehru on Power, Privilege, and Kindness: Letters to His 10-Year-Old Daughter, Indira Gandhi
Legendary Indian Leader Nehru on Power, Privilege, and Kindness: Letters to His 10-Year-Old Daughter, Indira Gandhi

Notes on the moral foundations of becoming a great leader and a great human, bittersweet in history’s hindsight.

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Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear
Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear

One of history’s most beloved children’s illustrators tackles one of history’s most loathsome episodes.

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