Duke Political Oracles
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For only a fraction of human history have we had the modern conditions to produce young people who have spent their entire lives in school, studying and learning ferociously. What does it feel like to be so young but so clairvoyant? What can we expect from our smartest young adults who have the wisdom of the ages, but short lived experience? This photography series of the brightest students at Duke University borrows oracle metaphors from classical antiquity, to dramatize the appearance of inspired thought and prophetic power.