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A seed beneath the snow...

From Anarchy in Action (1973) by Colin Ward:

Anarchist society, a society which organizes itself without authority, is always in existence, like a seed beneath the snow, buried under the weight of the state and its bureaucracy, capitalism and its waste, privilege and its injustices,nationalism and its suicidal loyalties,religious differences and their superstitious separatism…

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Political Economy

(Beautiful) Quotables from our students

In honor of summer break, it’s a good time for a little pleasure reading.  We’ve been collecting Quotables from our students for years now.  Some of them come to us in a first, second, or final draft.   324 more words

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Interview with Dr Catherine Burke

Dr Catherine Burke is a well-known historian of childhood, education and school design whose books include School (2008) and The School I’d Like (2003), both co-authored with Ian Grosvenor.   2,226 more words

Architecture

A Resource for English Language Teachers

We are teachers, teacher trainers, and materials writers.  To us, the English language is a living, breathing creature, always on the move, elusive, and endlessly fascinating.  98 more words

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It's a word "thing"

Our students love certain words because they are familiar to them.   However, when working within the register of academic English, they begin learning that some of these words are less appropriate because they are too informal or vague. 449 more words

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Defining left libertarianism

I occasionally contribute to the editing of Wikipedia pages, including those relating to left libertarian political traditions. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of cranky libertarians involved in Wikipedia, so pages you  edit there get swiftly re-edited. 1,499 more words

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