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The problem with heroes

They are human; ergo, they are imperfect. Last week, my cousin Janet and I found ourselves talking about Woodrow Wilson who, when we studied American history, was a political and intellectual hero to many people, and our dismay to learn … Continue reading

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The power of nonviolent protest

A few years ago I visited Birmingham, Alabama for the wedding of two friends. One day, I spent some hours in Birmingham’s Civil Rights Institute, and the arboreal, stunning square across the street, Kelly Ingram Park, now part of the … Continue reading

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