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America the Illiterate
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The change from a print-based to an image-based society has transformed our nation. All the traditional tools of democracies—including dispassionate scientific and historical truth, facts, news and rational debate—are useless instruments in a world that lacks the capacity to use them.

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The Truthdig columnist pledges to join others in acts of civil disobedience and nonviolent protest in Washington on Oct. 6, because, among other reasons, "we don't have much time left."

Fight for a World Without Coal
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The writer and philosopher Wendell Berry, armed with little more than a copy of William Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" and his conscience, has been camped out for three days with a handful of other activists in the governor’s outer office in Frankfort, Ky.If a 76-year-old philosopher armed only with his conscience can fight using civil disobedience for our common survival, then so can you.

Retribution for a World Lost in Screens
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Like the Ancients, we arrogant humans who turn ourselves into objects of worship and build ruthless systems of power to control the world around us will get what we are due.We who turn ourselves into objects of worship and build ruthless systems of power to control the world around us will get what we are due.

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