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Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri reflects on the difficulties of balancing her dual identities.
Jonathan Rodríguez reflects on his name through poetry. How does his name “place him in the world”? How is it a mask, shield, or container?
Investigate Nazi Germany’s first eugenic law, the “Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring.”
Journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski traces back to the earliest family-tribes and discusses how human beings either cooperate or divide with “the other."
Consider the opportunities and challenges that arise when we encounter strangers.
Congressman and activist John Lewis describes his vision of how we can work together to strengthen our communities and make a better world.
Holocaust survivor Sonia Weitz processes an experience she had in a slave labor camp through a poem and writing.
Canadian writer Anna Fitzpatrick describes how she moved beyond the labels and stereotypes about Indian culture to find a deeper connection to her family's history.
Learn how Americans living throughout the country answer the question "“What does it mean to be American?”
Consider the idea of what makes a nation using the opinions of philosophers, reporters, and the general public.
Consider the conflict in eighteenth-century US and France between the Enlightenment ideal of equality and the existence of deep social inequalities like slavery.
Historian and activist Rebecca Solnit writes about people’s responses to disasters and the human capacity to do good.