I talk a lot about the conventional version of history, and the problems with it. I talk about the lack of curiosity on the part of students who simply repeat the conventional version, without bothering to ask simple questions. Here’s part of my pitch for my 2011… Read More
Archives for May 2013
Ryan Tracy writes: Four years ago I was a twenty-one-year-old heroin addict living on the streets of Portland, Oregon. I was walking to my job and I noticed a dollar bill lying in the grass along the sidewalk next to a book. For whatever reason… Read More
I can’t do that, obviously. But although the kind of video you see below is often done badly, this one had me smiling and laughing throughout. A regular guy tries explaining the state to an alien.
Glenn Jacobs, better known as Kane , is a smart and likable guy. He’s considering a run for U.S. Senate against incumbent Lamar Alexander in 2014. Alexander is everything one might loathe in a mainstream GOPer — he’s for interventions abroad and at home, which in Joe Sobran’s playful definition makes… Read More
by Erica Klarreich On April 17, a paper arrived in the inbox of Annals of Mathematics, one of the discipline’s preeminent journals. Written by a mathematician virtually unknown to the experts in his field — a 50-something lecturer at the University of New Hampshire named… Read More