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Walt Whitman on Donald Trump, How Literature Bolsters Democracy, and Why a Robust Society Is a Feminist Society
Walt Whitman on Donald Trump, How Literature Bolsters Democracy, and Why a Robust Society Is a Feminist Society

“America, if eligible at all to downfall and ruin, is eligible within herself, not without… Always inform yourself; always do the best you can; always vote.”

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Men, Women, and Our Limiting Mythology of Success
Men, Women, and Our Limiting Mythology of Success

A courageous challenge to the stories we tell ourselves about what should make us happy.

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Gloria Steinem on the Road as a Medium of Listening in a Culture Deafened by Speaking
Gloria Steinem on the Road as a Medium of Listening in a Culture Deafened by Speaking

“One of the simplest paths to deep change is for the less powerful to speak as much as they listen, and for the more powerful to listen as much as they speak.”

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Hope in the Dark: Rebecca Solnit on the Redemptive Radiance of the World’s Invisible Revolutionaries
Hope in the Dark: Rebecca Solnit on the Redemptive Radiance of the World’s Invisible Revolutionaries

“The grounds for hope are in the shadows, in the people who are inventing the world while no one looks, who themselves don’t know yet whether they will have any effect…”

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Ursula K. Le Guin on the Sacredness of Public Libraries
Ursula K. Le Guin on the Sacredness of Public Libraries

“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom.”

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John Cage on Human Nature, Constructive Anarchy, and How Silence Helps Us Enlarge Each Other’s Goodness
John Cage on Human Nature, Constructive Anarchy, and How Silence Helps Us Enlarge Each Other’s Goodness

“It is essential that we be convinced of the goodness of human nature, and we must act as though people are good.”

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