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Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness (1899)

“Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness was originally published as a three-part serial story in Blackwood’s Magazine in 1899, then later as a novella in the 1902 collection Youth: … Continue reading

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Days of Rage

Police arrest demonstrators at a “Days of Rage” protest, in Chicago, on October 11, 1969, organized by the Weathermen, a radical offshoot of Students for a Democratic Society. “The Days of Rage demonstrations were a series of direct actions taken … Continue reading

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Gregory Bateson – Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972)

“Within the last decade, environmental concerns have seized public awareness to a previously unachieved degree. Growing public awareness of Earth’s environment is the one slender benefit of the imminent nature of the ecological crises facing our world’s population. Yet although … Continue reading

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The Anarchist Cookbook – William Powell (1971)

“If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve probably seen The Anarchist Cookbook: It has a black cover, blocky white letters and instructions for making your own explosives. The book was published in the early 1970s with this warning: ‘Read this … Continue reading

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The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin (1969)

“The Left Hand of Darkness is a science fiction novel by U.S. writer Ursula K. Le Guin, published in 1969. The novel became immensely popular and established Le Guin’s status as a major author of science fiction. The novel follows … Continue reading

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Sometimes a Great Notion – Ken Kesey (1962)

“Sometimes a Great Notion is Ken Kesey‘s second novel, published in 1964. While One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) is arguably more famous, many critics consider Sometimes a Great Notion Kesey’s magnum opus. The story involves an Oregon family … Continue reading

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War Resisters League

“The War Resisters League (WRL) is the oldest secular pacifist organization in the United States. Founded in 1923 by men and women who had opposed World War I, it is a section of the London-based War Resisters’ International. It continues … Continue reading

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