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In Mathematics, You Cannot Be Lied To
For Sylvia Serfaty, mathematics is all about truth and beauty and building scientific and human connections.
Feb 27, 2017 - 10:27:26 AM
Eat Your Spinach
A review of:
Return to Cold War by Robert Legvold, Polity, February 2016,
Should We Fear Russia? by Dmitri Trenin, Polity, November 2016
Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War by Peter Conradi, Oneworld, February 2016
Feb 24, 2017 - 10:31:37 AM
The Sunni-Shiite Cold War
The Middle East and North Africa continues to be destabilized by no less than five ongoing civil wars (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Somalia), while a host of other countries have experienced much higher levels of volatility in recent years, including regional powers such as Egypt and Turkey
Feb 21, 2017 - 10:05:44 AM
The Trial of John Peter Zenger
For those of you who missed Civics class. John Peter Zenger became a symbol for the freedom of the press in the young American colonies. Seen above is a printing of the trial proceedings.
Feb 20, 2017 - 10:42:29 AM
Peekskill Blues: Sounds of Fascism
I remember it well. How a race riot in New York state inspired a generation to reconsider America’s vulnerability to fascism.
Feb 18, 2017 - 10:08:53 AM