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“I wish I’d been born in the 19th century,” I told my father one day in my far-past adolescence. “It is my favorite time in history.” In my teenaged mind, the 19th century in the United States elicited thoughts of romance and realism, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, the end of slavery, the beginning of Women’s suffrage, Western Expansion – and did I mention Romance? 509 more words
Back To The University Of Chicago Application Essays: What They Aren't Telling Us About History (And What We Aren't Noticing)
Overview of this Post: I will address the history prompt of the University of Chicago in this post and describe three basic approaches to the prompt, supplemented by a miscellany of ideas and inspirations, supported by numerous informative and inspirational links that range from the old Cointelpro program to NSA spying and Edward Snowden to social network “privacy policies” and Jaron Lanier and on to Harry Frankfurt, the philosopher who wrote the book 4,377 more words
The fun never ends at The New York Review of Books.
The literary bimonthly magazine turned 50 in February and has managed the admirable (if self-congratulatory) feat of stretching the celebration out for almost a full year.