"I don’t know where you get the idea that taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for anything of which they disprove. (Beat.) Lots of them don’t like tanks. Even more don’t like Congress."

TOBY, The West Wing (via inothernews)

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[extrafabulouscomics]

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skeptv:

Education, Research, and Government in the Ancient Greek World

What is the purpose of education ? In the ancient societies have answered this question in different ways, shaping the futures of those societies. Different types of education in the ancient Greek world will be considered.

What is the purpose of education, who should provide it and who is its primary beneficiary: the person educated, or society as a whole? In the ancient as well as in the modern world, societies have answered these questions in different ways, shaping the futures of those societies. Different types of education in the ancient Greek world will be considered, focussing on the special relationship between education and democracy: do democracies foster education because it is a benefit for the masses, or because government by the uneducated is disastrous for everyone?

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/education-research-and-government-in-the-ancient-greek-world

Duration: 53:52

via Gresham College.

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whatamievendoingwithmyblog:

Lets just take a moment to appreciate the way New Zealand sells beer.  

I feel like this basically summarises our culture.

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"America has entered its third great era: the post-constitutional one. In the first, in the colonial years, a unitary executive, the King of England, ruled without checks and balances, allowing no freedom of speech, due process, or privacy when it came to protecting his power. In the second, the principles of the Enlightenment and an armed rebellion were used to push back the king’s abuses. The result was a new country and a new constitution with a Bill of Rights expressly meant to check the government’s power. Now, we are wading into the shallow waters of a third era, a time when that government is abandoning the basic ideas that saw our nation through centuries of challenges far more daunting than terrorism. Those ideas — enshrined in the Bill of Rights — are disarmingly concise. Think of them as the haiku of a genuine people’s government. Deeper, darker waters lie ahead and we seem drawn down into them. For here there be monsters."

What We’ve Lost Since 9/11 (via azspot)

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greek-museums:

Coming up: Ancient Corinth

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cuirassier:

Fighting on the Devil’s bridge - Russians vs. French at passage  Saint-Goth

cuirassier:

Fighting on the Devil’s bridge - Russians vs. French at passage  Saint-Goth

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rtamerica:

Breaking the Set with Abby Martin

http://www.hulu.com/watch/649879

FBI Terrorist Factory, Eric Cantor Circus and a Socialist Approach to Climate Change

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The never ending question:

Study in a university I could (kinda) pay with an okay program or in a far superior institution, curriculum, staff and COST. 

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"Do you still perform autopsies on conversations you had lives ago?"

Donte Collins

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hellenic-macedonia:

Macedonia-Greece, here is the homeland of Alexander the Great.

hellenic-macedonia:

Macedonia-Greece, here is the homeland of Alexander the Great.

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Why Napoleon's Still a Problem in France

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NEWSWEEK

Under a clear blue sky, the Emperor Napoleon, wearing his trademark black felt bicorne hat, green tunic, white breeches and riding boots, emerges at the top of a stone staircase and, with a steady gaze and a salute, acknowledges the thousands…

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