When we stop looking at ourselves, when we no longer question ourselves, we become self-righteous and dogmatic. Our discourse becomes a one-way street: We cannot hear others, and real dialogue becomes impossible.

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The Tenacity of Hope

Václav Havel

Václav Havel was a playwright, political dissident and president of the Czech Republic, whose service to freedom, democracy and human rights will always be remembered.

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Another Way of Seeing Things

Arnold Toynbee

Historian Arnold Toynbee dared to challenge stereotypes of people and cultures—and was fired from London University as a result.