The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of Dorothy Day Topics for Discussion

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What is "the long loneliness"? How did Day respond to it? How does Day think others should respond to it?

What is the point of community for Day? Explain in detail.

Why was Day so attracted to helping the poor and the exploited?

What was unique about Peter Maurin? Why do you think he and Day worked so well together?

Why do you think Day converted to Catholicism? Why was she attracted to Catholicism rather than some other religion?

How would you describe Day's political leanings? Explain the different facets of her political views. How do you see them developing from her non-Catholic period to her Catholic period?

What was the philosophy of the Catholic Worker? Why do you think it was so popular?

Do you think Day's social philosophy is practicable? Why or why not? If not, what could make it practicable?

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