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Happy Birthday, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 21 Essential Reads on Education
Happy Birthday, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 21 Essential Reads on Education

Bertrand Russell, Richard Feynman, Susan Sontag, Noam Chomsky, Isaac Asimov, Kio Stark, and more.

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Philosopher Judith Butler on the Value of the Humanities and Why We Read
Philosopher Judith Butler on the Value of the Humanities and Why We Read

“We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.”

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Heinz Haber, Disney’s Chief Scientist, Explains the Atom in 1957
Heinz Haber, Disney’s Chief Scientist, Explains the Atom in 1957

What Aristotle, Aladdin, and Captain Nemo teach us about the promise of nuclear energy.

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George Lucas, John Lithgow, and Other Luminaries on How the Humanities Make Us Human
George Lucas, John Lithgow, and Other Luminaries on How the Humanities Make Us Human

“Measurable is what we know, and the immeasurable is what the heart searches for. The humanities are the immeasurable.”

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June 6, 1917: Edna St. Vincent Millay Almost Gets Banned from Her Own Graduation
June 6, 1917: Edna St. Vincent Millay Almost Gets Banned from Her Own Graduation

“I always said … that I had come in over the fence & would probably leave the same way.”

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Greil Marcus on How the Division of High vs. Low Robs Culture of Its Essence
Greil Marcus on How the Division of High vs. Low Robs Culture of Its Essence

“What art does … is tell us, make us feel that what we think we know, we don’t.”

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