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By Eric Frederick, NC Local Newsletter Editor
People ask me all the time why I write this newsletter — why I’m not out playing golf somewhere. My reply often begins with, “Have you seen my swing?”
But a better answer comes, paradoxically, in moments of despair over the state of our world.
In a profession where we’ve spent centuries telling ourselves that we are the best custodians of a free and fair society — and in so many ways, we have been — we’ve also frittered a trove of time being formulaic, ruthlessly competitive, smug, exclusive, blind to people’s real needs … and deep in the service of privilege.