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    • The Art of Freedom

    • Teaching the Humanities to the Poor
    • By: Earl Shorris
    • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Seeking answers to the toughest questions about poverty in the United States, Earl Shorris had looked everywhere. At last, one resounding answer came from a conversation with a woman in a maximum-security prison: the difference between rich and poor is the humanities. Shorris took that idea and started a course at the Clemente Family Guidance Center in New York. With a faculty of friends, he began teaching the great works of literature and philosophy - from Plato to Kant, from Cervantes to Garcia Marquez - at the college level to dropouts, immigrants, and ex-prisoners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rare vision of beauty & hope for all peoples

    • By Thucydides on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $19.60