What is the “status quo”? Does it need to be changed?

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Child of the Romans

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Reading

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This poem was written in 1912 by Pullitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) as part of his series on Chicago. Besides being a prolific and gifted writer, Sandburg worked at…

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What It Means to be a Leftist in the 21st Century

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Video

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Cornel West is an American philosopher, author, critic, and activist. A professor at Princeton University in the Center for African-American Studies and the Department of Religion, West is one of…

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The Unknown Citizen

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Reading

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W. H. Auden (1907-1973) was a prolific poet deeply concerned with religious as well as social issues. He spent his time writing and teaching principally in the United States and…

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What Kind of Times Are These

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Reading

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Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1929, Adrienne Rich received early recognition when her first book of poems was selected by W.H. Auden as the winner of the prestigious Yale Younger…