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Linda Hunt Beckman

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I am a healthcare activist, a professor of literature, and a writer. My books have been scholarly--on literature--but I have also written for newspapers, mostly on the need for single payer healthcare. I am semi-retired from academia, married, and live in Philadelphia now. I was in the civil rights movement in the north and in the south, in the early women's movement, and I continue to consider myself a fighter for equality above all else. This for me now means an emphasis on economic equality.

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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Some people need antidepressants, but not as happy pills Antidepressants do not make those who are in need of them happy. They make them feel like their old selves (and, thus able to be sad, angry, disgusted, and yes, sometimes joyful) and save them from suicide.