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Come Together at Plowshares! December 3-4

At this time of year when the night is lengthening, the Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival lights up our hearts and spirits. Plowshares is Central New York’s premier multicultural craftsfair, celebrating a world where people enjoy their work and have control over it. It is a marketplace both of ideas and beautiful handmade items, a community gathering of people who hope and work for a better world.

Looking at Nationalism : A Review of the Book WOOL by HUGH HOWEY

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This is the author’s first book review analysis attempting to understand the root causes of dystopian fiction through the lens of political, social, and economic factors, for the purpose of understanding modern day realities of existence and struggle.

World War II expressed Nationalism in all of its glory as a rationale for empire.  The antagonist nation in wool did the same, but with the high

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