Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quotes

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. vii-x

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Editor’s Note

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pp. xi-xii

Consider this: “We don’t want war. We just want freedom.” This said by a twenty-seven-year-old protestor as she marched in a peaceful protest in the streets of Tehran. Isn’t this what most people in this world want? Yet freedom has to be fought for.

See Them Coming

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pp. xiii-2

Call and Answer

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pp. 3-18

Lady Freedom among Us

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pp. 4-5

Your Beauty Is Overwhelming

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pp. 6-21

Green

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pp. 7-8

On Reading a Biography of George Washington

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pp. 9-10

End of the War, 1949

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pp. 11-26

Kubota to Miguel Hernandez in Heaven, Leupp, Arizona, 1942

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pp. 12-13

Night in Blue

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pp. 14-29

This Place is Here

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pp. 15-17

Tienanmen, The Aftermath

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pp. 18-33

In Mystic

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pp. 19-20

All Hallows Eve

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pp. 21-22

History Lesson

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pp. 23-38

An Essay on Liberation

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pp. 24-39

November 11

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pp. 25-26

Parable of the Jew without a Name

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pp. 27-28

Tahrir

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pp. 29-44

Unrest

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pp. 30-45

Summer of ’09

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pp. 31-46

Reading about Rwanda

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pp. 32-33

The Freeways Considered As Earth Gods

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pp. 34-35

The Squash Man

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pp. 36-51

The Bridge of Intellectuals

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pp. 37-38

Dialogue (Of the Imagination’s Fear)

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pp. 39-41

Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday [“Live in the Body, Long As You Will, Madiba”]

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pp. 42-43

War Is Never Right

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pp. 44-45

Athena Looks On

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pp. 46-47

Jerusalem: Easter, Passover

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pp. 48-50

Boy Shooting at a Statue

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pp. 51-66

Angels

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pp. 52-67

To Salah Al Hamdani, November, 2008

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pp. 53-54

After the Fact

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pp. 55-70

The Book of the Dead Man (The Vote)

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pp. 56-57

The Museum of Stones

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pp. 58-59

Rules Governing the Exchange of Prisoners

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pp. 60-61

Language Acquisition: No and Yes

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pp. 62-63

On Election Day

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pp. 64-65

Shoo

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pp. 66-81

Second Thoughts

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pp. 67-68

Becoming Milton

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pp. 69-70

World Cup

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pp. 71-72

In Prison

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pp. 73-88

Now

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pp. 74-89

On the Ordination of a Zen Monk

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pp. 75-76

Extraordinary Rendition

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pp. 77-92

Staff Sgt. Metz

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pp. 78-79

Ex-Embassy

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pp. 80-82

August 6, and again on August 9

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pp. 83-84

The Allusion of Seduction

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pp. 85-86

Dear Prudence

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pp. 87-102

Asphodel

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pp. 88-89

Dark Thirty

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pp. 90-91

Teacup Manifesto

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pp. 92-93

Fatwa

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pp. 94-97

What’s Fair Is Fair

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pp. 98-113

Poverty

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pp. 99-100

The Gatekeeper’s Children

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pp. 101-116

More Poetry

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pp. 102-103

The People of the Other Village

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pp. 104-119

Wait

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pp. 105-106

Afterword

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pp. 107-108

Acknowledgments

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pp. 109-112

Notes

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pp. 113-116

Contributors

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pp. 117-140

Back Cover

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pp. 156-156