Mark Twain on Truth

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” “Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.” “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t.” “All generalizations are false, including this one.” “There are three kinds of lies: lies,… Read More Mark Twain on Truth

“Wild Nights” by Emily Dickinson (2.analysis)

First Stanza Wild nights! Wild nights! Were I with thee, Wild nights should be Our luxury! The repeated phrase in the first stanza immediately gives the idea that the speaker has experienced something extraordinary. The author suggests that if she and “thee” (the other person) were together then there would be not just one, but… Read More “Wild Nights” by Emily Dickinson (2.analysis)

🎥 CINEFORUM: “Oro Verde – C’era una volta in Colombia”

Il film, il cui titolo originale è “Pájaros de verano” (Uccelli estivi) è ambientato nel nord della Colombia, alla fine degli anni Sessanta. Mostra la vita di una famiglia Wayuu, tribù che vive di pastorizia e di coltivazione, che ha un legame ancestrale con la terra, rispettando la tradizione, le credenze e i riti antichi,… Read More 🎥 CINEFORUM: “Oro Verde – C’era una volta in Colombia”

“We Shall Overcome” – by Martin Luther King, Jr.

On 31st March1968, just four days before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., inspired by a previous sermon when he had recited parts of the hymn “We shall overcome” to the interfaith congregation at Temple Israel in Hollywood, California. The resonant line of the folk… Read More “We Shall Overcome” – by Martin Luther King, Jr.

🎶 We Shall Overcome 🎶 (4. Use in protest movements)

In August 1963, Joan Baez led a crowd of 300,000 in several verses taken from “We Shall Overcome” at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Even President Lyndon Johnson, himself a Southerner, used the phrase “we shall overcome” in a speech delivered after the violent attacks on Civil Rights… Read More 🎶 We Shall Overcome 🎶 (4. Use in protest movements)