Can one person change the world?

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Waiting for the Barbarians

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Reading

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Cavafy's call-and-response poem considers the human phenomenon of unity in response to a threat. As America came together after the 9/11 tragedy, so does the Roman Empire in anticipation (and…

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Untitled (Obama’s Inauguration Speech)

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Image

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Charles Ommanney is a photographer for the national magazine, Newsweek. Ommaney is most widely known for chronicling President George W. Bush's time in the White House and for following President…

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The Low Road

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Reading

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Feminist poet and novelist Marge Piercy is renowned for writing about the oppressed. In "The Low Road," Piercy explores issues of aloneness and togetherness, victimization and solidarity in a "you…

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Mountains Beyond Mountains (excerpt)

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Reading

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Published in 2003, Tracy Kidder's book, Mountains Beyond Mountains, tracks Harvard graduate, Dr. Paul Farmer as he “brings the… tools of modern medicine to those who need them most,” living…