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Facing the Difficulties(and Conditions that Ease the Difficulties)

“The day came” he reflected, “when I wished to break my silence and found that I could not speak: the actor could not longer be distinguished from his role.” . . . [Who] knew better than anyone else how a mask could deform the face beneath.

Henry Gates, in “The Welfare Table,” recalling a reflection of his mentor, James Baldwin

MORGAN DAVIS is an environmentalist who worked in the nonprofit sector before returning to business school at the age of 35. For twelve years he devoted his life to improving the quality of water in the Pacific Northwest and battling corporate giants that ...

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