Who should we give to and why?

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The Story of A-Town and B-Ville

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Former English professor and Republican U.S. Senator S.I. Hayakawa was born in Canada to Japanese parents and, after becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, spent much of his life campaigning to…

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Charitable Effort

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Reading

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In this essay from Democracy and Social Ethics, originally published in 1902, Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, focuses on the "the…

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The Book of Ruth

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Set long ago, "in the days when the judges ruled," The Book of Ruth opens with tragedy. A woman, Naomi, driven from her homeland, Bethlehem, by famine, finds herself utterly…

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Salvation

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Reading

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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…