Quarantine Readers

Angela Haupt gives us a fun and even for its simplicity, a thoughtful piece on what kind of readers might be making the best of the stay-at-home pandemic currently exposing the weaknesses in our American civilization. Here are just the highlights: the full article (which may be behind a paywall at WAPO) is definitely recommended and a lot more fun.

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There But For Fortune

The following  is excerpted from a wonderful article by Richard Just titled Why Phil Ochs is the obscure ’60s folk singer America needs in 2017. Although reading the full article from the Washington Post is important, the collection of vintage videos featuring Phil Ochs is priceless.

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The Spectre of Internment


George Takei is a major spokesperson for human rights. Having been removed to a Japanese internment camp as a child, he provides a first-hand experience of the evil concept of internment, whether for people of Japanese descent of for Muslim people. Takei’s words are required reading for all Americans at this dangerous time in the history of our country.

The complete editorial is at The Washington Post. Please go there and read it in its entirety.

George Takei: They interned my family. Don’t let them do it to Muslims.

The United States apologized for locking up Japanese Americans. Have we learned nothing?

By George Takei (published at The Washington Post)

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