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    • Our Declaration

    • A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
    • By: Danielle Allen
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In just 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence changed the world, but curiously it is now rarely read from start to finish, much less understood. Unsettled by this, Danielle Allen read the text quietly with students and discovered its animating power. "Bringing the analytical skills of a philosopher, the voice of a gifted memoirist, and the spirit of a soulful humanist to the task, Allen manages to find new meaning in Thomas Jefferson' s understanding of equality," says Joseph J. Ellis about Our Declaration.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • June 2015 Declaration Review.

    • By JWK on 06-20-15
    • A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality
    • By: Danielle Allen
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 06-26-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cuz

    • Or the Life and Times of Michael A.
    • By: Danielle Allen
    • Narrated by: Danielle Allen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    In a shattering work that shifts between a woman's private anguish over the loss of her beloved baby cousin and a scholar's fierce critique of the American prison system, Danielle Allen seeks answers to what, for many years, felt unanswerable. Why? Why did her cousin, a precocious young man who dreamed of being a firefighter and a writer, end up dead? Why did he languish in prison? And why, at the age of 15, was he in an alley in South Central Los Angeles, holding a gun while trying to steal someone's car?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An important book hampered by writing and reading

    • By Paul on 02-26-18
    • Or the Life and Times of Michael A.
    • By: Danielle Allen
    • Narrated by: Danielle Allen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 10-10-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Equality and American Democracy

    • By: Danielle Allen
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since the trend toward rising economic inequality in the United States became apparent in the 1990s, scholars and commentators have heatedly debated its causes and consequences. What has been less evident is a vigorous positive discussion about what equality means and how it might be pursued.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The New Yorker, July 24th 2017 (Danielle Allen, Nathan Heller, and Hua Hsu)

    • By: Danielle Allen, Nathan Heller, Hua Hsu
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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    In this issue: "Things Fall Apart" by David Remnick; "Mark as Read" by Nathan Heller; "American Inferno" by Danielle Allen; "Stir It Up" by Hua Hsu; and "Animal Spirits" by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95