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2,400 years ago, Plato saw democracy would give rise to tyrannical leaders

Plato was not a fan of democracy. Many might consider this just a blip on the philosopher’s otherwise excellent political analysis. But his description of the “democratic man” does give pause for thought.<p>In the <i>Republic</i><i>,</i> written in 380 BC, Plato describes such the democratic man—by which he means a …

Political Science

Amazon’s big one-day sale on every kind of digital storage – and the rest of today’s best deals

There’s nothing better than waking up on a Saturday morning to find a big surprise sale on Amazon that covers stuff you need. And if there’s one …

Muddupalani, the woman who had no reason for shame

In the kingdom of Thanjavur there once lived a courtesan called Muddupalani. To her came fame and riches, while modesty, she declared, was a shroud …

“Santa of Syria” Smuggles Toys into War-Torn Aleppo to Bring Children Joy

For the past five years, 44-year-old Finish-Syrian Rami Adham has dedicated his life to helping the children of Aleppo cope with the horrors of war …

Man Hiking Through New York Forest Finds Creepy ‘Shrine to Missing People’

A man hiking through the woods in Huntington’s Berkeley Jackson County Park recently came across what he described as a creepy ‘shrine to missing …

What Happens If Someone Dies on Mars?

The out-of-this-world future of human death.<p>Mars Direct concept art. (Image: Doctorheredoctor)<p>It’s entirely possible that someone alive today on …

Happy 4/20! Now Stare At These

Happy 4/20. We are just going to leave these right here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Happy 4/20, Now Stare At These

Articles about dwells coolest modern backyards on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this episode of Dwell Made Mike Montgomery of Modern Builds creates a simple, modern bookcase from 3/4" pine plywood.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test.<p>Build a simple, modern shoe rack to declutter your home with this clear-cut video and …

Logging

Minute Differences

This simple twist on the wall clock ever-so-slightly changes the order of things to give it an entirely unique aesthetic and new way to read the …

Parity Pedestal Set of Drawers by Gareth Batowski

While the immediacy, price, and convenience of flat-pack, particle board furniture sometimes has its appeal, nothing beats hand built, wooden …

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66th Cannes Film Festival Review - The Past (2013)

<b>The Past</b> (France: <b>Le passe</b>), 2013.<p>Directed by Asghar Farhadi.<br>Starring Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, and Pauline Burlet.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>An Iranian …

66th Cannes Film Festival Review - Like Father, Like Son (2013)

<b>Like Father, Like Son</b> (Japan: <b>Soshite chichi ni naru</b>), 2013.<p>Written and Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.<br>Starring Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yoko …

Game of Thrones to run for seven seasons

This past weekend, HBO’s <b>Game of Thrones</b> picked up the Radio Times Audience Award at the BAFTA TV Awards and speaking back stage at the ceremony, …

3D Printed Guns And Future Law

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Now that the US State Department has temporarily banned the release of schematics for 3D printed guns -- after they …

Guns

"I knew my body was never meant to be a size four, so I went with plus." When H&M hired a "plus-size" model to show off the range of sizes for its beachwear, the ad campaign caused much discussion. She explains why she rejected the option to lose weight. http://bbc.in/10O0dJd