What makes a community strong? What makes it weak?

Title

The Porcupine’s Dilemma

Author

Schopenhauer, Arthur

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Reading

Overview

Nineteenth-century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote extensively on motivation, desire, and the relationship between the individual and society. Sometimes called “the philosopher of…

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Title

The Destructors

Author

Greene, Graham

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Reading

Overview

Graham Greene was an English writer, journalist, and sometime British spy. Several of his novels--some of which are spy thrillers--have been turned into films, such as The End of the Affair…

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Title

In Those Years

Author

Rich, Adrienne

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Reading

Overview

Poet Adrienne Rich was one of the most popular poets of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. During her career, Rich published more than sixteen volumes of poetry and five of critical prose.…

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Title

Gate A-4

Author

Nye, Naomi Shihab

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Reading

Overview

Poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1952 to an American mother and a Palestinian father. She lived in Jordan and Jerusalem before settling in San Antonio, Texas. Nye…

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