On Being Truly Educated – Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an eminent American theoretical linguist, cognitive scientist and philosopher, who radically changed the arena of linguistics by assuming language as a uniquely human, biologically based cognitive capacity. He suggested that innate traits in the human brain give birth to both language and grammar. The most important figure in “cognitive revolution” and “analyticContinue reading “On Being Truly Educated – Noam Chomsky”

Carl Sagan on the Existence of God

Excerpt taken from the Q&A following Carl Sagan’s 1994 “Lost” Lecture: The Age of Exploration. Complete lecture can be found here:

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s New Ad is Fascist Propaganda 101 – David Pakman

Radical Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene publishes fascist propaganda as her 2022 campaign ad

Let’s talk about what spears can teach us about creating change – Beau of the Fifth Column

Let’s talk about soft language and sensationalism – Beau of the Fifth Column

Hong Kong police arrest authors of a children’s book in latest free speech crackdown – PBS

Hong Kong authorities arrested the authors of a children’s book this week and accused them of sedition. The book, “Defenders of Sheep Village,” explores the politics of a protest movement, facing off against an increasingly assertive China using animals. Nick Schifrin has the story.

Let’s talk about how talk radio shaped Republican politicians – Beau of the Fifth Column

Liberals, Conservatives, and Pride and Prejudice, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 412

This is it! The final episode of CC Literature season 4 is a deeper look at Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Today we’ll explore the novel’s take on materialism, and we’ll talk about whether the novel has a liberal or conservative message. Which matters because people have interpreted the book in various ways. Oh, andContinue reading “Liberals, Conservatives, and Pride and Prejudice, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 412”

Pride and Prejudice, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 411

In which a series about literature, which is wanting of an episode on Jane Austen, gets the first of two episodes. It’s Pride and Prejudice, everybody! John Green talks about Pride and Prejudice as a product of Regency England, gives you a short biographical look at author Jane Austen, and familiarizes you with the webContinue reading “Pride and Prejudice, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 411”

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