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Poetry Is Dissent

by Richard Hoffman

Poetry is political. Period. It has often been remarked that the so-called “apolitical” poem, the objet d’art, is of course political in its acceptance of the status quo. 1,328 more words


"Exit West" by Moshin Hamid

“The news in those days was full of war and migrants and nativists, and it was full of fracturing too, of regions pulling away from nations, and cities pulling away from hinterlands, and it seemed that as everyone was coming together everyone was also moving apart. 1,023 more words


Thought piece on a Global Union rather than a European Union

You wouldn’t deny a son or a daughter who on asking to build a business, or go for a job, that required some funding, that when they wanted to make that leap, and take out a business loan you would say no. 565 more words


Governor Gerry Gains Ground

On this date in 1812, the Boston Gazette publishes a political cartoon that coins the term “gerrymander.” Gerrymander refers to the practice of establishing oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection. 30 more words

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“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”

On this date in 1775, Patrick Henry gives his famous “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech, which many historians credit as convincing the Second Virginia Convention to send troops into the Revolutionary War.

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