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When I saw the above, it reminded me of a point I try to emphasize in the second semester of my course “Faith, Doubt, and Reason,” which focuses on utopias and dystopias. It is not enough to have a vision for changing the world. Having an impact depends on how you say what you have to say, and not just on the importance of the content of your message.

This is also connected with the movie Mockingjay Part 1 which I recently saw. Starting a revolution involves motivating people to rally behind a person, a symbol, a cause, to be willing to make sacrifices. And so we see the attempts of both the capital and the rebels in District 13 to win a battle of publicity, and not just a battle of conventional weapons.

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