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The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life
The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

How the invisible hand of the clock powered the Industrial Revolution and sparked the Information Age.

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Karl Marx’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic
Karl Marx’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic

From the opium of the masses to the downfall of capitalism, by way of love and revolution.

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A Lolitigation Lament: Nabokov on Censorship and Solidarity
A Lolitigation Lament: Nabokov on Censorship and Solidarity

“Could you visualize LOLITA as a little paperback being offered for sale on the newstands?”

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The History Manifesto: How to Eradicate the Epidemic of Short-Termism and Harness Our Past in Creating a Flourishing Future
The History Manifesto: How to Eradicate the Epidemic of Short-Termism and Harness Our Past in Creating a Flourishing Future

A beautiful case for why our flourishing requires that we move from pursuing value to cultivating values.

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A History of New York in 101 Objects: A Thoughtful Visual Encyclopedia of Collective Memory
A History of New York in 101 Objects: A Thoughtful Visual Encyclopedia of Collective Memory

How artifacts abstract the city’s tragedies and triumphs and tell the story of its aliveness.

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John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity
John Dewey on the True Purpose of Education and How to Harness the Power of Our Natural Curiosity

“While it is not the business of education … to teach every possible item of information, it is its business to cultivate deep-seated and effective habits of discriminating tested beliefs from mere assertions, guesses, and opinions.”

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