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Dawson's Fall
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""[Dawson] tried to remember what he knew about Langston. Was he the president of a Negro college? The head of a Negro law school? He'd run for Congress in Virginia, but things had gone wrong. Election fraud, voter suppression, intimidation, the usual mess. They were shameless in Virginia." - p. 154." Oct 26, 2019 10:44AM

 
Hacks: The Inside...

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""The agreement - signed by Amy Dacey and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias - specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC [Democratic National Committee], Hillary would control the party's finances, strategy, and the money raised. ... The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings." - p. 97," Dec 08, 2017 04:56PM

 
The Chickenshit C...

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"“Corporate power is at a zenith in America, and business has privileges not seen since the Gilded Age. … The courts are expanding corporate rights, as companies exert great political power and dominate our policy discourse. But the most valuable perquisite corporate officers possess is the ability to commit crimes with impunity. Such injustice threatens American democracy.” p. xxi" Jul 24, 2017 09:19AM

 
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Chips by Henry Channon
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I enjoy reading diaries of famous or notable people. Sir Henry Channon, better known as "Chips" by friends and detractors alike, managed to make a name for himself --- albeit on a minor scale --- in politics (as a member of the British Parliament ...more
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Maigret in Vichy by Georges Simenon
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John F. Kennedy
“If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for the public officials who represent him, if, in short, he cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? Who among us would then be content with the counsels of patience and delay?” – President John F. Kennedy (June 11, 1963)”
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Yanis Varoufakis
“As Tony Benn, the British Labour politician, once suggested, we should constantly ask those who govern us five questions: What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?”
Yanis Varoufakis, And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future

W.E.B. Du Bois
“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife — this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He does not wish to Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He wouldn't bleach his Negro blood in a flood of white Americanism, for he knows that Negro blood has a message for the world. He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of opportunity closed roughly in his face.”
W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk

Arrian
“In my opinion, at least, the splendid achievements of Alexander are the clearest possible proof that neither strength of body, nor noble blood, nor success in war even greater than Alexander's own... that none of these things, I say, can make a man happy, unless he can win one more victory in addition to those the world thinks so great---the victory over himself.”
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“Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.”
Napoléon Bonaparte

NIGHT RUN (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A woman explores her darkest secret.
ONE BIG STEP - Part 1 (An Original Story) by KOMET (Literature & Fiction)
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ONE BIG STEP - Part 2 (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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