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Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism by Henry A. Giroux
“We live in a time that demands a discourse of both critique and possibility, one that recognizes that without an informed citizenry, collective struggle, and viable social movements, democracy will slip out of our reach and we will arrive at a new stage of history marked by the birth of an authoritarianism that not only disdains all vestiges of democracy but is more than willing to relegate it to a distant memory.”
Henry A. Giroux
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Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
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This is an increasingly important book. Medically comprehensive and highly readable Dr. Atul Gawande raises crucial questions aobut our health care system's ability to deal with the last phase of life:death. In brief, he takes a term like nursing hom ...more
Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
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No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
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You Could Be Home by Now by Tracy Manaster
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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
The Good Lord Bird
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My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård
My Struggle
by Karl Ove Knausgård
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The first of 6 volumes, this autobiographical journal is somehow intriguing and full of deep thinking amid the day to day of routine life. A fascinating look at being raised in Norway and life with an alcoholic father.
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Wendell Berry
“To mind being disliked by a woman you don’t desire and are not married to is yet another serious failure of common sense.”
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“We live in a time that demands a discourse of both critique and possibility, one that recognizes that without an informed citizenry, collective struggle, and viable social movements, democracy will slip out of our reach and we will arrive at a new stage of history marked by the birth of an authoritarianism that not only disdains all vestiges of democracy but is more than willing to relegate it to a distant memory.”
Henry A. Giroux, Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism

Paulo Freire
“The oppressed, having internalized the image of the oppressor and adopted his guidelines, are fearful of freedom.”
Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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