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"if we were strong enough to listen without
Divisions of desire and terror
To the storm of the sick nations, the rage of the hunger smitten cities,
Those voices also would be found
Clean as a child's; or like some girl's breathing who dances alone
By the ocean-shore, dreaming of lovers." - Robinson Jeffers

 

Idea of the Commons

Imagine an ethical philosophy that extends the field of rights and obligations to include the natural world. While ancient cultures saw the earth not simply as a common “possession” but rather as a living entity due great reverence and often demanding great sacrifice. European culture can trace the origin of the idea of the Commons […]

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