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The New Statesman
Robert Macfarlane: why we need nature writingThe 2011 Christmas issue of the New Statesman was guest edited by Richard Dawki
Robert Macfarlane: why we need nature writing
The New Statesman / Posted 23 hours ago
The 2011 Christmas issue of the New Statesman was guest edited by Richard Dawkins. This is his interview with Christopher Hitchens from that issue. It was to be Hitchens' final interview; he died as it was published. A sensation at the time, it is... Read more
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The New Yorker
How Ralph Waldo Emerson Changed American PoetryIn January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s firstborn child, Waldo, contracted sc
How Ralph Waldo Emerson Changed American Poetry
The New Yorker / Posted 2 days ago
In January of 1842, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s firstborn child, Waldo, contracted scarlet fever and died within a week. He was five. He had been his father’s exuberant companion, who had, Emerson wrote, “touched with his lively curiosity every trivial... Read more
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The GW Hatchet
Be a little classier this semesterHeading back to school doesn’t mean you have to sit through required classes an
Be a little classier this semester
The GW Hatchet / Posted 4 days ago
Heading back to school doesn’t mean you have to sit through required classes and lectures all day. If you haven’t finalized your schedule yet, it’s not too late to add some credits. From crime scene photography courses to home decoration classes,... Read more
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The New Statesman
France's left will never accept the revolution is overFor the left in France, the war over the French Revolution will never be over.
France's left will never accept the revolution is over
The New Statesman / Posted 7 days ago
For the left in France, the war over the French Revolution will never be over. A new, abridged translation of Jean Jaurès’s multi-volume Socialist History of the French Revolution (1901-1907) follows close on the heels of Éric Hazan’s People’s... Read more
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The Atlantic
What Happens When Donald Trump Stirs Up 'Passionate' SupportersLast week, two men in Boston allegedly beat a Hispanic homeless man. Afterward,
What Happens When Donald Trump Stirs Up 'Passionate' Supporters
The Atlantic / Posted 7 days ago
Last week, two men in Boston allegedly beat a Hispanic homeless man. Afterward, one of the two brothers told the police, “Donald Trump was right, all of these illegals need to be deported.” Trump’s response? “I think that would be a shame,” he said,... Read more
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The Atlantic
Did Religion Make the Civil War Worse?If there is one sober lesson Americans seem to be taking out of the bathos of t
Did Religion Make the Civil War Worse?
The Atlantic / Posted 11 days ago
If there is one sober lesson Americans seem to be taking out of the bathos of the Civil War sesquicentennial, it’s the folly of a nation allowing itself to be dragged into the war in the first place. After all, from 1861 to 1865 the nation pledged... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
MPS Board Member Beverly Ross laid to restMontgomery Public School Board member Beverly Ross was laid to rest on Saturday
MPS Board Member Beverly Ross laid to rest
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 12 days ago
Montgomery Public School Board member Beverly Ross was laid to rest on Saturday after she passed away Thursday following a brief hospitalization. MPS released the following statement following her death: The Montgomery Public Schools family was... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
MPS Board Member Beverly Ross laid to restMontgomery Public School Board member Beverly Ross was laid to rest on Saturday
MPS Board Member Beverly Ross laid to rest
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 12 days ago
Montgomery Public School Board member Beverly Ross was laid to rest on Saturday after she passed away Thursday following a brief hospitalization. MPS released the following statement following her death: The Montgomery Public Schools family was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Power Sector - a Case for Judicial DeferenceAlexis de Tocqueville, the French political philosopher toured the young Americ
The Power Sector - a Case for Judicial Deference
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Alexis de Tocqueville, the French political philosopher toured the young American republic in the 1830s and published a midsized book, Democracy in America, that has become a classic of democracy theory. After his tour, Tocqueville concluded that,... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
MPS confirms Board Member Beverly Ross has passed awayMontgomery Public School Board member Beverly Ross has passed away after a brie
MPS confirms Board Member Beverly Ross has passed away
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 14 days ago
Montgomery Public School Board member Beverly Ross has passed away after a brief hospitalization, confirms leaders with the school system. MPS released the following statement: The Montgomery Public Schools family was saddened to learn of the death... Read more
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Washington Post
The new business of education in IranIranian school girls attend a parliament session in Tehran on Nov. 18, 2014, to
The new business of education in Iran
Washington Post / Posted 15 days ago
Iranian school girls attend a parliament session in Tehran on Nov. 18, 2014, to listen to President Hassan Rouhani’s speech defending his nominee for the ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Fakhredin Ahmadi Danesh Ashtiyani. (ATTA... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Namedropper, August 14, 2015Tocqueville Society honors Munchak Members and guests of the Tocqueville Soci
Namedropper, August 14, 2015
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
Tocqueville Society honors Munchak Members and guests of the Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties were on hand when Mike Munchak was presented with the Tocqueville Society Award at a private reception at the... Read more
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Orange County Register
What's difference between Democrat, socialist?Happy Saturday. In 1999, the Secret Society of Happy People declared each Aug.
What's difference between Democrat, socialist?
Orange County Register / Posted 27 days ago
Happy Saturday. In 1999, the Secret Society of Happy People declared each Aug. 8 National Happiness Day. At least that’s what Wikipedia says, so mustn’t it be true? To commemorate Happiness Day, let’s consider some not-so-happy observations of the... Read more
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The Weekly Standard
Vision QuestMost of the writers Turner surveys here either turned against progress or decla
Vision Quest
The Weekly Standard / Posted 28 days ago
Most of the writers Turner surveys here either turned against progress or declared it wasn’t nearly enough and had to be accelerated into a mad dash to utopia. It’s really a study of a new kind of sour grapes: For these writers, the grapes were sour... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Perspectives: Mixing politics and religionAt our most recent gathering of the Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy, I was asked
Perspectives: Mixing politics and religion
Greenwich Time / Posted 1 months ago
At our most recent gathering of the Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy, I was asked to facilitate a discussion on the topic of “Politics and the Pulpit.” I opened with the observation that politics often creates interests that are in conflict, whereas... Read more
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The Atlantic
Is the United States Ready to Become Scandinavia?This election cycle, two candidates have dared to touch a third rail in America
Is the United States Ready to Become Scandinavia?
The Atlantic / Posted 1 months ago
This election cycle, two candidates have dared to touch a third rail in American politics. Not Social Security reform. Not Medicare. Not ethanol subsidies. The shibboleth that politicians are suddenly willing to discuss is the idea that America... Read more
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The New Statesman
Gallic symbols: How the French ThinkHow the French Think: an Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People Sudhir
Gallic symbols: How the French Think
The New Statesman / Posted 1 months ago
How the French Think: an Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People Sudhir Hazareesingh Allen Lane, 427pp, £20 Oscar Wilde once noted that when good Americans die, they go to Paris. This American can confirm this, as I have indicated in my... Read more

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