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The cold war has become a habit, an addiction, supported by very powerful material interests in each bloc.

I hope we might meet as rebels together—not against one another, but against a social order that condemns so many of us to meaningless or degrading work in return for a glimpse of commodified pleasures.

Rather than sizzle or suffocate, let us get on with imagining a new America.

Vietnam is a unique case—culturally, historically and politically. I hope that the United States will not repeat its Vietnam blunders elsewhere.

Langston Hughes, by Winold Reiss

The Black artist still must confront the choice between being a messenger about the community and being a pure maker of artistic product.

It would be intolerable to belong to a society which denied the freedom of expression.

An eloquent portrait of underground life among the undocumented and the damned of the earth.

Chicago's struggle to recover from the Great Fire is engaging the study of its best and most conservative minds.

Drum-Taps is the effort of an essentially prosaic mind to lift itself, by a prolonged muscular strain, into poetry.

Nations like Haiti don’t “fail” because of their people, 
but because they’ve been relentlessly exploited by 
the more “developed” world.

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