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Mandela’s Long Walk to Moral Leadership

A type of leadership uncommon in the US today. [Read more...]

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City Lights: Seeing Past the Surface

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The Lion King: Disney’s Almost Christian Tale

A messianic film? [Read more...]

Touch of Depravity

Orson Welles’ second-best film. [Read more...]


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