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Education is Worse Now Because it's Harder Now

Last week, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry went a little crazy after a bunch of well educated professional political reporters flipped out over the creepiness of David Brat’s use of the phrase “monopoly on the use of force” in reference to government. 1,686 more words


Are You Desirable? Do You Know Enough?

Curated by CLAI

ARE YOU DESIRABLE? The old axiom says beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to initial impressions, this statement is not really true: Consensus about desirable qualities creates a gulf between the haves and have-nots. 291 more words


Intro to Lit, part two, fourth day of class

Intro to lit today — intense again. Taught the sonnet. I was a bit intimidated by the idea of teaching them the “form” of the sonnet and all that dry, technical stuff. 263 more words


Cultural Literacy in Europe - Call for papers OPEN!

Dear all,

Below is the call for papers for the first conference of Cultural Literacy in Europe (http://cleurope.eu) – see strand on digital textuality with Digital Humanities related topics. 646 more words


Random | Cultural Literacy

Hi Y’all,

I know I haven’t been here for more than a month, but from now on I will be more consistent with post, I promise, stay tuned. 237 more words


Faking Cultural Literacy - ICYMI

A fun piece, unfortunately all too true, about how conversation and commentary, and the need to present oneself as well-informed, is exacerbated by the sheer volume of information. 259 more words