Where do our values come from? Why do we care about what we care about?

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Part II

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Benjamin Franklin was one of the great statesmen of the American Revolution. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence, served as our first ambassador to France, and was critical in…

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The Fallacy of Success

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G.K. Chesterton was born in London in 1874. A prolific writer, committed Christian, and incisive social critic, he was fond of debating the star secularists of his age, including his…

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Salvation

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Langston Hughes' poetry and plays emerged during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, while Hughes himself held jobs that varied from cook to seaman to English teacher, and that took…

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Church From “The Things They Carried”

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Receiving his BA in political science and his draft notice in the same year, Tim O’Brien served as an infantry foot soldier in the Vietnam War from 1969-1970. Based on…

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kitchenette building

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Gwendolyn Brooks was a Kansas-born poet who was raised in Chicago where she published poems in the Chicago Defender, an African American Chicago newspaper. Brooks was the first African American…