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  • 7 Aug 2013

    A Playlist You Won’t Protest

    Dissent is such an intrinsic part of American culture. Our whole society is built around the idea of improving our values to better represent and protect our people. Books, speeches, articles, and essays have long represented dissenting opinions, but perhaps the most widely recognized and distributed form of dissent is music.

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  • 5 Aug 2013
    Ronald K. L Collins, David M. Skover

    Into the Intro: On Dissent

    Take a peek into On Dissent: Its Meaning in America. "Dissent" rages at the heart of many of today's conflicts: does Snowden's dissent amount to whistleblowing or espionage? How should America respond to the Trayvon Martin verdict? How do we understand the controversial position of standing against one's government, faith, and country for what one believes is right?

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  • 17 Jul 2013
    Elizabeth K.

    Facebook and the Virtual Protest

    On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American teenager, was fatally shot by 28-year-old George Zimmerman. This past weekend, Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and of manslaughter charges--a ruling that has led millions to protest. This month, the Cambridge Book Club discusses On Dissent: Its Meaning in America. America is a nation that values, even protects dissent, but is far from agreeing on what dissent actually means.

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