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Finding our way back to the Enlightenment

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The numbing of the American mind

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Culture as anesthetic

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the Blob

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“In the seventh year of his presidency, Barack Obama was presenting himself as a politician who followed the path of least resistance. This is a disturbing confession.”
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“My husband is forty-six. I am forty-five. He does not think that, in my forties, after cancer, chemotherapy, and chemically induced menopause, I can get pregnant again, but sisters, I know my womb. It’s proven.”
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