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War No More, edited by Lawrence Rosenwald

This comprehensive collection, spanning 300 years and 150 authors, includes excerpts from political writers such as Martin Luther King Jr., Daniel Berrigan, Dorothy Day, Shirley Chisholm, and Barack Obama, but also a surprising array of artistic voices: Mark Twain, Joan Baez, Denise Levertov, and Bill Watter­son.
June 16, 2016

I wanted to join a group of pastors going to the March on Washington. But I had young children—and no money for bus fare and meals—so I didn’t. I've rued it ever since.
August 28, 2013

I had an English professor who used to get deeply annoyed whenever students would cite some literary passage but not bother to quote it exactly. I recall him telling us, "Look, if you're going to quote somebody, get it right."
September 1, 2011