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“If There is No Struggle, There is No Progress.”*

When Frederick Douglass spoke these words, they were fighting words, anticipating the Civil War, and in some ways, the Civil Rights Movement. As a consequence of his own long and arduous struggle for freedom, Douglass understood that in physical and…

“Be Good for Something”

At the end of the 4th century BCE, an Athenian jury convicted Socrates of impiety and corrupting the youth and then sentenced him to death. Upon receiving his sentence, Socrates instructed his jurors that his scrutiny of his own life…