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Harvard Diary by Robert Coles

Physician, Heal Thyself

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

November 1986

An enormous irony shadows us throughout life: our capacity, our willingness even, to talk one line and live another — like the policeman caught stealing, the lawyer who breaks the law.

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In Paul Tillich’s Seminar

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

October 1986

In the heyday of psychoanalytic reductionism, we were entranced with our ability to use psychiatric labels, to explain everything as the result of certain somethings.

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On “Liberation Theology”

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Robert Coles

September 1986

A poor woman once told me that the Church “belongs” to her kind of people, not to them, the rich, the quite comfortable — appearances notwithstanding.

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Thomas Hardy, the Populist

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Robert Coles

July August 1986

When Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure was published, Victorian England was hardly ready to accept that novel’s story of a love affair between cousins.

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William Carlos Williams: A Doctor’s Faith, a Poet’s Faith

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Robert Coles

June 1986

Williams knew how bored, self-centered, and self-indulgent the rich can be, and how desperately confused, vulnerable, and self-lacerating the poor often are.

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Remembering Reinhold Niebuhr

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Robert Coles

May 1986

Niebuhr was the most extraordinary of preachers — a powerfully compelling delivery, all extemporaneous. As a teacher he called upon history and politics with great ease.

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Struggling With Today’s Evils

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Robert Coles

April 1986

Elderly folks I once knew were proud of their indifference to the urban American world and its culture, its values and habits, of which they occasionally heard from their children.

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Don’t Worry, Dad

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

March 1986

To be a father is to love the children enough to give them countless kisses and boosts, examples and assistance; but also love them enough to stumble with them, before them, on their account.

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The Spiritual Life of Children — Part III

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

January-February 1986

In my field-work I found people of stoic dignity, often enough making do rather shrewdly, patiently, and thoughtfully against great odds.

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Fra Angelica

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

November 1996

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Rembrant's Old Ones

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Robert Coles

October 1996

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The Invisible Man

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Robert Coles

September 1996

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Uniforms

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Robert Coles

July/August 1996

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Endo's Silence

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Robert Coles

June 1996

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The Bluest Eye

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Robert Coles

May 1996

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The Heart of the Matter

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Robert Coles

April 1996

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The Power & the Glory

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Robert Coles

March 1996

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The First & the Last

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Robert Coles

January/February 1996

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Moral Smugness

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Robert Coles

December 1995

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Gluttony

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Robert Coles

November 1995

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Lust

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Robert Coles

October 1995

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Anger

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Robert Coles

September 1995

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Sloth

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Robert Coles

July/August 1995

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Covetousness

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Robert Coles

June 1995

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Envy

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Robert Coles

May 1995

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Pride

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Robert Coles

April 1995

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On Sex Education for the Young

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Robert Coles

March 1995

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On Birth Control

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Robert Coles

January/February 1995

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Talk Shows

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Robert Coles

December 1994

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Remembering Erik H. Erikson

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Robert Coles

November 1994

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Ralph Ellison's Angle of Vision

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Robert Coles

October 1994

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Remembering Christopher Lasch

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Robert Coles

September 1994

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On Divorce

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Robert Coles

July-August 1994

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Gang Members: Their Street Education

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Robert Coles

June 1994

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Remembering Walker Percy

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Robert Coles

May 1992

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A Last Conversation with Anna Freud

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Robert Coles

April 1992

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Not Only a Disease

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Robert Coles

March 1992

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Moral Anarchy, Moral Necessity

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Robert Coles

January-February 1992

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Life & Death

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Robert Coles

December 1991

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Vulnerability

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Robert Coles

November 1991

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The Underclass, Part VI: What Is to Be Done?

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Robert Coles

March 1990

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The Underclass, Part V: Children & Violence

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Robert Coles

December 1989

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The Underclass, Part IV: Schools & Mentors

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Robert Coles

October 1989

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The Underclass, Part III: Drugs

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Robert Coles

September 1989

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The Underclass, Part II: Widespread Teenage Pregnancy

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Robert Coles

July-August 1989

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The So-Called Underclass, Part I

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Robert Coles

June 1989

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The Day After Inauguration

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Robert Coles

May 1989

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Teaching Fourth Grade

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Robert Coles

April 1989

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Memories of 1964

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Robert Coles

March 1989

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What Do Our Children Need?

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Robert Coles

January-February 1989

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Affirming the Reality of the Spiritual

William D. Miller

December 1988

Review of Harvard Diary by Robert Coles

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Raymond Carver's Heart & Soul

HARVARD DIARY

Robert Coles

December 1988

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Raymond Carver's Death

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Robert Coles

November 1988

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Raymond Carver's Dying Chekhov

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Robert Coles

October 1988

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The Legalization of Drugs

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Robert Coles

September 1988

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Preachers and Politics

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Robert Coles

July-August 1988

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Sinner Swaggart & Our Smugness

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Robert Coles

June 1988

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A Testing from God

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Robert Coles

May 1988

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Children and Media Violence

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Robert Coles

April 1988

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Teaching and Learning, Strutting and Conniving

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Robert Coles

March 1988

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The Secular Mind IV: Relativism

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Robert Coles

January-February 1988

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The Secular Mind III: Reductionism

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Robert Coles

December 1987

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The Secular Mind II: Positivism

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Robert Coles

November 1987

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The Secular Mind I: Determinism

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Robert Coles

September 1987

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Two Tolstoy Stories

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Robert Coles

July-August 1987

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Tolstoy's Resurrection

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Robert Coles

June 1987

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Tolstoy's Confession

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Robert Coles

May 1987

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Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

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Robert Coles

April 1987

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On Forgiveness

Harvard Diary

Robert Coles

March 1987

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Voluntary Poverty

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Robert Coles

January-February 1987

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