What do we expect from the people we lead? What do we expect from our own leaders?

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was the leader of the American civil rights movement as well as a world-renowned figure in the modern history of non-violent resistance. Assassinated in 1968, he…

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Inniskeen Road: July Evening

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Patrick Kavanagh was born and buried in Inniskeen, Ireland, where he had planned to become a farmer until one of his early poems was published in The Irish Weekly Independent.…

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

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This poem first appeared in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass: And What Alice Found There. Though it appears to be delightful nonsense verse for children, adults can find deeper meaning…

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Reflections on Gandhi

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British author George Orwell was born in India in 1903 and wrote many essays and stories about that country. He is best known now for his two novels of political…

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Samuel II, Chapters 11-12

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King David has fallen in love with the beautiful Bathsheba, who is already married to a soldier under his command. David takes extreme actions to gain her. Yet when the…