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Seeking Illumination in Dark Times

On the power of art, race and racism, and the limitations of science and politics

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Two Cheers for Hypocrisy

A gray appreciation of John McCain, thinking about Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump

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Don’t Run Against Trump

As the general election looms, what is the best way for Democrats to win?

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Evil Ways

Reflections on sometimes supporting politicians who make us sick, and on politicians and musicians who raise us up

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The View From My Sick Bed

Reflections on an Illness, a Family Photo, the Social Condition and Public Seminar

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The Watergate Babies

What the Congressional Class of 1974 can teach us about political change

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The Whole World Is Watching?

Thoughts on police violence in the streets of Bucharest and the streets of Portland, Charlottesville, Ferguson, and Chicago 1968

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