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Political science graduates contribute essays to book about facing death

Death. It’s the only certainty in life, yet most avoid talking about the subject. It’s simply too frightening to ponder.

Now a new collection of essays by University of Rhode Island political science graduates brings death into the open and shows how mortality can unify people in today’s troubled times.

“Confronting Death: College Students on the Community of Mortals,’’ is a collection of 18 essays that explore how death can transform people and societies. The co-editor is Alfred G. Killilea, professor emeritus of political science at URI.

Killilea, of Kingston, says the book is the result of essays he asked his students…

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