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200607 | From Toni Morrison’s ‘Racism and Fascism.’

Hello from the ravine. Then there were leaves, a wall of them, a hiss of them.

Above: Renato Bertelli, Profile of Mussolini (bronzed terra-cotta, 1933)

Italicized passages are excerpts from a speech by Toni Morrison in 1995. Published as the essay ‘Racism and Fascism’ in The Source




A weekly letter on art, music, books, teaching, writing, and the ravine behind my house. Delivered Sundays.

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E.E. Demore

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Educator and essayist.

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