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James Baldwin and Margaret Mead on Reimagining Democracy for a Post-Consumerist Culture
James Baldwin and Margaret Mead on Reimagining Democracy for a Post-Consumerist Culture

“Democracy should not mean the leveling of everyone to the lowest common denominator. It should mean the possibility of everyone being able to raise himself to a certain level of excellence.”

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JFK on Poetry, Power, and the Artist’s Role in Society: His Eulogy for Robert Frost, One of the Greatest Speeches of All Time
JFK on Poetry, Power, and the Artist’s Role in Society: His Eulogy for Robert Frost, One of the Greatest Speeches of All Time

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”

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Change the Narrative, Change Your Destiny: How James Baldwin Read His Way Out of Harlem and into Literary Greatness
Change the Narrative, Change Your Destiny: How James Baldwin Read His Way Out of Harlem and into Literary Greatness

“You’re playing the game according to somebody else’s rules, and you can’t win until you understand the rules and step out of that particular game, which is not, after all, worth playing.”

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Love Is Love: Maria Bello on Resisting the Labels We Are Given and Redefining Those We Give Ourselves
Love Is Love: Maria Bello on Resisting the Labels We Are Given and Redefining Those We Give Ourselves

A courageous quest for nuance that liberates the different experiences of partnerships we have in the modern world.

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Wendell Berry on the Grandeur of Small Places and the Perils of Our “Rugged Individualism”
Wendell Berry on the Grandeur of Small Places and the Perils of Our “Rugged Individualism”

“The extent of our knowledge will always be… the measure of the extent of our ignorance.”

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The Illustrated Story of Harvey Milk, Humanitarian Martyr for Love
The Illustrated Story of Harvey Milk, Humanitarian Martyr for Love

How a little boy with big ears grew up to hear the cry for social justice and answered it with a clarion call for equality in the kingdom of love.

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