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Author Roy Speckhardt: “Can we create change through humanism?"

"Humanists understand that this is the only life we have, and this planet is the only place we have to live it."

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This week in history: “Towards the future” honors Bastille Day

July 14th is Bastille Day, the holiday commemorating the fall of the Bastille prison at the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789.

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Independence Day: Let America be America again

In a time when demagogues try to convince us that America needs to be "great again," Hughes reminds us of the dream of what America could be.

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“Home/Sick” stages the 1970s Weathermen movement with explosive impact

In the waning days of the Vietnam War, democracy itself seemed to have ground to a halt. A newly re-staged play delves into that period.

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“The Americans”: Who thrives, survives

On this series, many of our questions to be answered next year and many new ones to be posed.

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Spies R Us: Keeping it in the family on “The Americans”

Viewers spent some uncomfortable time in character Elizabeth Jennings' shoes.

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New book offers inside look at Soviet Communist Party discipline

Being a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union wasn't just an honor; it required strict discipline and moral obligations.

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Eugene O'Neill's "The Hairy Ape”: A shocking protest against capitalist barbarism

It's a product of the post-World War I Expressionist school, with exaggerated characters, writ in bold strokes, often with harsh, mordant commentary.

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Historian portrays workers as securing the victory of Cuba’s Revolution

Steve Cushion's new book shows that there was more to Cuba's revolution than the romantic tale of a few warriors in the mountains.

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Seattle 1962: “Rising hopes for peace”

This article is an excerpt from the upcoming autobiography of former People's World editor Tim Wheeler.

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