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

Let’s talk about Biden, mandates, reactions, and Orwell – Beau of the Fifth Column

Societal Collapse ‘On Schedule’ According To 1972 MIT Study – The Rational National

Carl Sagan Predicted The Mess 2021 Would Be 25 years Ago

Washington Nationals’ game suspended as police say three injured in shooting outside stadium

The game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals was suspended in the sixth inning Saturday night after a shooting outside Nationals Park that caused echoes of gunfire inside the stadium and prompted fans to scramble for safety in the dugout. The shooting, an exchange of gunfire between people in two cars, left three people injured, accordingContinue reading “Washington Nationals’ game suspended as police say three injured in shooting outside stadium”

Candide: Crash Course Literature 405

John Green teaches you about Voltaire’s hugely important Enlightenment novel, Candide. Candide tells a pretty wild story, but for the most part, it’s about the best of all possible worlds. Which, spoiler alert, doesn’t seem to be the best of all possible worlds. Voltaire’s novel is a pretty frank look at Enlightenment philosophy that findsContinue reading “Candide: Crash Course Literature 405”

Invisible Man: Crash Course Literature 308

This week, we’re on to reading Ralph Ellison’s great novel about the black experience in America after World War II, Invisible Man. John will teach you about Ellison’s nameless narrator, and his attempts to find his way in a social order that dehumanizes him and renders him invisible at every turn. Ellison’s novel follows itsContinue reading “Invisible Man: Crash Course Literature 308”

Lord of the Flies: Crash Course Literature 305

This week, John is talking about one of his least favorite novels, The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Lord of the Flies is a novel of ideas, and John doesn’t agree with the central idea of the novel, which diminished his enjoyment of the book. The central idea of the book is thatContinue reading “Lord of the Flies: Crash Course Literature 305”

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Part 1: Crash Course Literature 302

In which John Green teaches you about Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This week, we’ll talk a little bit about Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who wrote under the name Mark Twain, and how he mined his early life for decades to produce his pretty well-loved body of work. By far the best of Twain’sContinue reading “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Part 1: Crash Course Literature 302”

Frankenstein, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 206

In which John Green continues to teach you about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. You’ll learn about romantic vs Romantic, the latter of which is a literary movement. John will also look at a few different critical readings of Frankenstein, and you’ll learn about Victor’s motivations. We’ll also look a little bit at the moral limitations ofContinue reading “Frankenstein, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 206”

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