What role do I play in my organization? Who determines this role?

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Politics 1:2

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At the outset of his classic treatise on political matters, Aristotle says that in order to learn about the origin and purpose of the city (polis) one must first examine…

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The Death of Ivan Ilyich

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Reading

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Born into a wealthy aristocratic family but orphaned by the age of ten, the great Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy suffered a protracted period of psychological and spiritual crisis in the…

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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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The Eleventh

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Reading

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Published in 1918, “The Eleventh” was written by French novelist, editor, and journalist, Henri Barbusse about the arbitrary nature of philanthropy and giving. The narrator of Barbusse's story, a young…

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The Bishop’s Beggar

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Reading

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The transformation and education of the Bishop of Remo are charted in Stephen Vincent Benet's mythical short story. When the bishop's carriage runs into a young poor man, paralyzing him,…