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I Will Write Your Name, Liberté

Friday With July 4th fireworks still ringing in my ears, I share Paul Eluard’s poem “Liberté,” which was written during World War II. Copies were dropped by the British Air Force into parts of Nazi-occupied Europe with the design of rallying the resistance. Early on during his rise to power, Hitler ordered books to be […]

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