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    In many respects most of the books I write deal with well-known people. I think of those books as more about me than about those people.
    — Adam Braver
    tags: people  respect  book  write 
     
    What really resonated with my students, I think, is that most of the writers we worked with were journalists, and when they saw journalists simply raising questions and being put in jail for that, it did freak them out a little bit.
    — Adam Braver
    tags: questions 
     
    I'm really sort of cautious about being too didactic. To me there are writers that can do that, but I think they drown in that after a while. I do think the job of a writer is to raise questions and nobody likes the questions being asked.
    — Adam Braver
    tags: job  questions 
     
    If one is writing in a way that is questioning, or even raising questions about how we are supposed to negotiate the world - even if it is about the self, or love, or how human beings relate - I do think that has a certain subversiveness to it. Even if it's not on a geopolitical level.
    — Adam Braver
    tags: world  self  human  questions  writing 
     
    The fact that my students could be in a little college in a little college town on the coast of Rhode Island, and be connecting in other countries with other people, did open them up and empower them and their sense of being. Whether it affected their writing, it's hard to tell.
    — Adam Braver
    tags: people  facts  college  writing 
     
    Often people who already had an interest in human rights work. What I did notice with all of them, even the people who professed to be interested in human rights, was that activism was somewhat a concept in their mind - a symbolic flag on the quad or something to show how many people were starving in the world. But once they saw their efforts connected to a person, I did see a change.
    — Adam Braver
    tags: people  work  world  human  right  mind 
     
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