Robert Shetterly

Robert Shetterly

Robert Shetterly is a writer and artist who lives in Brooksville, Maine and the author of the book, "Americans Who Tell the Truth." Please visit the Americans Who Tell the Truth project's website, where posters of Howard Zinn, Rachel Carson, Edward Snowden, and scores of others are now available. Send Rob an email here.

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Thursday, January 06, 2011
The Death of Judy Bonds, and Life
A successful autocracy rests on the universal failure of individual courage. -- Marilynne Robinson What magic occurs to make an invisible person visible, visible and powerful? Well, sometimes it’s spectacular crime or titillating celebrity, but for lasting visibility, for making the shadow life that most of us lead into substance, the necessary magic is courage. Moral courage.
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Why I Choose to Risk Arrest December 16, 2010
"If you lessen your anger at the structures of power, you lower your love for the victims of power." -- William Sloane Coffin The old saw about being doomed to repeat your history if you neglect to learn it is a portentous way to advise one to learn from mistakes. Any animal, from a paramecium to a peccary --- even a human occasionally, will learn from mistakes.
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Saturday, July 24, 2010
Portraits of Courage
Robert Shetterly is the painter of Americans Who Tell the Truth, a series of portraits honoring the words and work of courageous Americans throughout history.
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Monday, April 19, 2010
NPR & Trust in Government
I was just sitting down in my kitchen this morning -- Sunday, April 18 th , 2010 -- to a bowl of oatmeal topped with walnuts, some pieces of ginger, and a little brown sugar when I heard the host of NPR's Sunday Weekend Edition program, Liane Hansen, say that the next segment would begin a series of programs focusing on Trust in Government. She said, as we all know, that cynicism about our political leadership has metastasized. The new series would look at how it got this way and how it could be different.
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Monday, January 25, 2010
Babar’s Mother in the Harvard Club
"The hunter has killed Babar's mother! The monkey hides, the birds fly away. Babar cries." ---- Jean de Brunhoff, The Story of Babar.
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