“The Unnameable Poor”

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At Open Democracy, Adam Klein writes about income disparity, faith, and ethics.

“The things we fear are the things for which gods and governments show no promise of resolving. Every religion and every society espouses fairness and order. But the souls of the poor have swum through the net. I will not ask a beggar his name because it’s a false pretense of sharing a moment’s equality. My horror at the world is not his. Mine is the horror of conscience; his is the horror of fortune.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →