Reading Socrates on the streets: Offering education to people in poverty

By F. Clark Power and Stephen M. Fallon| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
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The great books can inform and inspire people from all walks of life—even those who find themselves staying at a homeless shelter.

The Hebrew word for the poor is anawim, which in the Hebrew Bible literally means “little breaths.” Thinking of the poor as “little breaths” calls attention as much to a lack of power and influence as it does to a lack of material goods. Donald Trump once declared bankruptcy, but Donald Trump never lacked influence. He was never poor.


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