Who should we give to and why?

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Genealogy of Morals, Third Essay, Section 18

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Reading

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Friedrich Nietzsche was a 19th century German philosopher whose critique of the foundations of traditional morality scandalized many and galvanized his readers, whether for or against his revolutionary ideas. In…

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Four Traditions of Philanthropy

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Reading

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​Elizabeth M. Lynn, founder and director of the Center for Civic Reflection, and D. Susan Wisely, former Director of Evaluation for Lilly Endowment, examine "three distinctive philanthropic traditions" in the United…

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Earliest Impressions

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Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House and winner of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize, begins her famous Twenty Years at Hull-House with recollections of her "earliest impressions" of the…

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Peace Corps. Volunteers

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We read the excerpt aloud in chunks and then opened it for discussion. We managed to work our way around to defining "the edge of goodness"—that each of us has…

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If All Who Have Begged Help

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Reading

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With her precise language and clear imagery, Anna Akhmatova was a leading figure in the Acmeist movement of Russian poetry and a candidate for the Nobel Prize in both 1958…