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Dare we compare American slavery to the Holocaust? – Susan Neiman | Aeon Essays

On 22 December 2012, the distinguished African-American film director Spike Lee tweeted: ‘American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. …

American History

Candido Portinari <i>Teaching of the Indians</i><p><i>Is Indian history—or are Indians, for that matter—actually real?</i><p>For most non-Natives, Indians exist first in …

Indian History

Van Hollen questions GOP's rule change - The Washington Post

2:52<p>Top moments from the royal wedding<p>1:15<p>Prince Harry, Meghan Markle say 'I will'<p>1:35<p>Bill Gates says Trump confused HIV with HPV<p>2:49<p>'I have no apologies': Kent State graduate explains why she posed with AR-10<p>2:14<p>What happens to our Internet if net neutrality is gone?<p>2:52<p>Remembering Tom Wolfe, …

In search of an economy that won’t kill us

A coal miner two days after the April 5, 2010, explosion at Massey Energy Company’s Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, West Virginia. <i>© AP Photo/ Bob</i> …

The greatest trick Fifa ever pulled was to issue a Qatar weather warning

The indispensable English footballer whose metatarsal will snap four weeks before the 2022 World Cup is currently 12 years old, but Fifa is already worrying stagily about the temperature in which he will perform disappointingly. As for the 12-year-old Nepalese boy whose family are unwittingly …

The strange benefits of living in a total surveillance state – Stuart Armstrong | Aeon Essays

Suppose you’re walking home one night, alone, and you decide to take a shortcut through a dark alley. You make it halfway through, when suddenly you …

Surveillance

Without conversation, philosophy is just dogma – Nigel Warburton | Aeon Essays

In 1913 the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein fled the interruptions and distractions of Cambridge to live as a hermit in Norway. No one knew him …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me

What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter's nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week<p>Memorization, not rationalization. That is the advice of my 13-year-old daughter, Esmee, as I struggle to make sense of a paragraph of notes for an upcoming Earth Science test on …

Hannah Arendt Center News

Science

How Strong Is the Female Sex Drive After All?

Women may be more sexually omnivorous than men, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're as hungry.<p>Daniel Bergner, a journalist and contributing editor to the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>, knows what women want--and it's not monogamy. His new book, which chronicles his "adventures in the science of …