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David Gordon is reading...

Begging to be Black   by Antjie Krog

Antjie Krog is a South African poet and journalist who earned international renown for her coverage of South African’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as...
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Jade Hopkins '12 is reading...

House of the Dead   by Fyodor Dostoevsky

“But now I see that I am trying to classify all the prisoners into categories; that, however, is not really possible. Reality is infinitely various when...
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T. Douglas Stenberg ’56 Is Inspired By...

Democracy and Education
by John Dewey

A narrow and moralistic view of morals is responsible for the failure to recognize that all the aims and values which are desirable in education are themselves...
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Roger Bechtel Is Inspired By...

Selected Writings
by Walter Benjamin

“Only that historian will have the gift of fanning the spark of hope in the past who is firmly convinced that even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if...
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Parker Towle Is Inspired By...

No Country for Old Men
by Cormac McCarthy

"You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday dont count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it's...
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Bill Heath '66 Is Inspired By...

Walden
by Henry David Thoreau

When I read your call, I knew at once that I wanted to send in something. But I'll be honest with you, I found it hard to choose just one book! There...
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