This tradition — listening to the NPR reading of “The Declaration” — is one I always anticipate each year.
“If you want a culture that’s going to take on fake news, and the political lie, I say as someone who teaches literature and history, what you need is a culture of the arts and humanity. What you need is more storytelling. What you need is more discourse. What you need is more imagination. What you need is more creation in that way, and more of a sense of what it is that ties us to those words and ties us to those stories.”
Lyndsey Stonebridge, “The Moral World In Dark Times: Hannah Arendt For Now” from On Being