I haven’t found much time to write, but I’ve luckily still found time to read. There were many things I read this year that transformed the way I think about the world and the way I wish to act in it. Here are some of my favorites:
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander
Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla by David Kilcullen
Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag
The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P by Adelle Waldman
The Fundamentals of Design for Social Innovation by students of MFA Design for Social Innovation
Essays and Articles:
Nature’s Metropolis – Jacobin
The Questions We Share – New York Times
Stop Trying to Change the World – Unreasonable.is
The Case Against Sharing – Medium
Is For-Profit the Future of Non-Profit? – The Atlantic
We Aren’t the World – Pacific Standard
Why Students Need More than Grit – MSNBC
Zosia Mamet on Why She Won’t Lean In, Thanks – Glamour
12 Things White People Can Do Now Because of Ferguson – Quartz
What’s Wrong with Sentimentality – The Atlantic
The Power of Exponential Community – Medium
In the Name of Love – Jacobin
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