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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

by Jared Diamond (Norton, 1999, 1997)

This book was one of the recommended readings for a Coursera MOOC I took last fall (A Brief History of Humankind, taught by Yuval Noah Harari of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), which is not surprising. 452 more words

Non-fiction

Past History Repeating Itself? Scary Stuff!

This was in USA Today:

Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine

Oren Dorell, USA TODAY7:49 p.m. EDT April 17, 2014

(Photo: The Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism) 801 more words

In the Quiet of the After

Today is Good Friday, it is the morning and it is wonderfully quiet: the quiet after the storm.

Yesterday, the remnants of tropical cyclone Ita battered New Zealand, smashing caravans, flooding rivers, causing slips and toppling giant trees across houses. 796 more words

Memoir

Today in History: The Emergence of Contract

The contract between Columbus and the Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand was signed 4/17/1492.

“The effectual discovery of America was made by enterprise capitalism. Columbus was a promoter with a scheme. 115 more words

La constitution retrouvée

J’ai écrit, il y a quelques mois, que le discours constitutionnel du Parti Québécois s’apparentait à celui du Tea Party américain (ainsi qu’à celui du UK Independence Party) en ce qu’il se fonde en bonne partie sur la notion d’une « constitution perdue ». 1,303 more words

Constitutional Law

Mickey Rooney.

Rooney began as a toddler in his parents’ vaudeville act in the 1920s. He was barely six when he first appeared on screen, playing a midget in the 1926 silent comedy short “Not to Be Trusted,” and he was still at it more than 80 years later, working incessantly as he racked up about 250 screen credits in a career unrivaled for length and variety. 374 more words
HISTORY

This man controls your decisions from the grave, and you don't even know who he is

Ever since I chose to go into the journalism and mass communications field, I’ve been exposed to how the curation and dissemination of information works. It was the way how public relations and marketing interacts with society that introduced me to this man. 1,149 more words

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