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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Phyllis Wheatley: On Being Brought from Africa to America

‘Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land, Taught my benighted soul to understand That there’s a God, that there’s a Saviour too: Once I redemption neither sought nor knew. … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sarah Browning: This Is the Poem

. I am on the Parkway with Fred, driving home from Baltimore to DC. We’ve been to a packed . and riotous tribute to Ms. Lucille Clifton at the public … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

George Yancy and Noam Chomsky: The Roots of American Racism

This is the eighth in a series of interviews with philosophers on race that I am conducting for The Stone. This week’s conversation is with Noam Chomsky, a linguist, political … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Video: Stubborn as a Mule

Dr. Cornell West makes an historical and ethical argument for justice in this award-winning film.

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: The Atlantic Slave Trade

John Green investigates when and where slavery originated, how it changed over the centuries, and how Europeans and colonists in the Americas arrived at the idea that people could own … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Clifford Thompson: A Brief Take on Slavery and the Holocaust

The tendency to mistreat one another, occasionally on a horrifyingly large scale, appears to run deep in the human makeup. Our technological progress routinely laps its moral counterpart, if, in … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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