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My friends and I gathered on any basketball court as if called, and for hours each day we ran, up and down, teaching ourselves civilization. It sounds cliché now, to think that between two hoops we invented a way to understand the world, or at least
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The Role Of Librarians In A Historical Age Of Obsession
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The Little-Known ‘Slow Fire’ That’s Destroying All Our Books
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