Should we love the people we serve?

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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 Lovers of the Poor

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Reading

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Renowned for her "small... terse portraits of the Black urban poor" (Richard K. Barksdale), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gwendolyn Brooks here presents a less than flattering portrait of a few representatives…

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The Same Inside

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Reading

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Anna Swir was born in Warsaw in 1909 and lived there until the Warsaw uprising of 1944, during which time she served as a nurse and experienced the city's near-total…