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Translating Truth by Aden Kumler
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Aden Kumler, AB'96
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From the Core, Summer 2014:
"Office hours with Aden Kumler, AB'96: Stuff Matters"
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Wily Elites and Spirited Peoples in Machiavelli's Republicanism by David N. Levy
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From the author: "Niccolò Machiavelli, though best known as a teacher of princes, is also a teacher of republics. In his Discourses on Livy, he argues that republican liberty depends upon a contentious mixture of elitism and po...more
Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy by Peter J. Ahrensdorf
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From the author: "The timeless Theban tragedies of Sophocles—Oedipus the Tyrant, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone—have fascinated and moved audiences and readers across the ages with their haunting plots and their unf...more
Taste by Daisy Rockwell
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From the author: "Fiction. Daniel is a twenty-first century connoisseur with distinctive and often anachronistic tastes—aesthetic, culinary, and even mind-altering. When Daniel sets out to seek answers about...more
Friedrichstadt an der Eider by Sem Sutter
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From the author: "Examines the town of Friedrichstadt in Schleswig-Holstein, founded in 1621, as one instance of religious toleration in the early modern period, looking carefully at forces which promoted or oppo...more
Lasting Contribution by Tad Waddington
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From the author: "A powerful dose of wisdom in a concise package, Lasting Contribution is filled with profound and effective advice on how to make the kinds of contributions — to work, to organizations, to communiti...more
Can't Catch a Break by Susan Starr Sered
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From the coauthor: "Based on five years of fieldwork in Boston, Can’t Catch a Break documents the day-to-day lives of forty women as they struggle to survive sexual abuse, violent communities, ineffective social and therapeu...more
From the Axial Age to the Moral Revolution by Eugene Halton
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From the author: "The revolutionary outbreak in a variety of civilizations centered around 600 B.C.E., a period in which the great world religions as well as philosophy emerged, from Hebrew scriptures and the teachings of B...more
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