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From Protest to Plague and Back Again

Can we ever know the past? Sure, we have research—records, documents, and archaeological sites—but long-ago words and stones leave huge gaps. Sensory memory rushes to fill those gaps, dangling its low-hanging fruit....

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COVID-19 Playground Zero Political Protest

Baby Boomers in COVID Time: Nothing Has Changed, and Nothing Is the Same

For baby boomers in 2020, the pandemic was novel and unimaginable, but racism was an old and ugly scar––a long-running tragedy we should have eliminated long ago....

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Baby Boomers COVID-19 Human Rights Playground Zero Political Protest

Sympathy for the Devil during Lockdown Brooklyn

This morning, during my ongoing lockdown in a small Brooklyn apartment, I jotted down my latest quarantine memo. This morning I was thinking about rebellion. I was imagining courage and wild hope....

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COVID-19 Political Protest

Protest for Human Rights: What’s Michelangelo’s David Got To Do with It?

Today’s struggle for human rights has uncanny moments of déjà vu, as seen in a recent image from Turkey. Riot police confront the body of Michelangelo’s David, surging from the smoldering fires of a street protest....

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Human Rights #MeToo 1960s Counterculture Political Protest Women

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