Category Archives: Religion

Malcolm X: The Complexity Of a Man in the Jungle (Feb. 25, 1965)

“Malcolm X has three faces. One is turned toward Africa, one toward Harlem, and one toward Washington. His masks are more numerous. They are juggled by both the actor and his audience. He’s a charismatic leader. Then a cartoon figure … Continue reading

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Ram Dass (1931 – 2019)

Ram Dass speaking at the Alternative Media Conference at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., in 1970. “Baba Ram Dass, who epitomized the 1960s of legend by popularizing psychedelic drugs with Timothy Leary, a fellow Harvard academic, before finding spiritual inspiration … Continue reading

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What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been (February 26, 1976)

“The San Francisco scene started at the Red Dog Saloon, as much as you can say it started at any one place. Most of the elements were there: rock & roll, a sort of light show, the first psychedelic dance … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Revolutions

“In the second book of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea cycle, the wizard Ged tells the priestess Arha that she has a choice. Stay and serve the nameless grim gods of the tomb, as she has done the last ten … Continue reading

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Daniel Berrigan, My Dangerous Friend

“I was a twenty-two-year-old seminarian in 1965, struggling to imagine myself in what already seemed the impossible life of the Catholic priest, when I came upon the writing of Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit poet. Berrigan, who died on Saturday at … Continue reading

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Letter from Birmingham Jail – Martin Luther King Jr. (April 16, 1963)

“The Letter from Birmingham Jail, also known as the Letter from Birmingham City Jail and The Negro Is Your Brother, is an open letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King Jr. The letter defends the strategy of … Continue reading

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Buddhist crisis

“The Buddhist crisis (Vietnamese: Biến cố Phật giáo) was a period of political and religious tension in South Vietnam between May and November 1963, characterized by a series of repressive acts by the South Vietnamese government and a campaign of … Continue reading

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