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Archive for November, 2011

% of PhDs awarded to women in 2009

Sunday, November 27th, 2011


Barnes v. Glen Theatre and Kitty Kat Lounge

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

“Respondents are two establishments in South Bend, Indiana, that wish to provide totally nude dancing as entertainment, and individual dancers who are employed at these establishments. They claim that the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of expression prevents the State of Indiana from enforcing its public indecency law to prevent this form of dancing. We reject their claim.”

Read this Supreme Court decision written by Chief Justice Rehnquist.

Polybius Histories Book 6: Constitution of the Roman Republic

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Polybius is our best source on the Roman Constitution. Here he describes and analyzes the Roman political system during the Republic.

The Cold War Home Front

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Good resource for propaganda and such.

Victor Navasky, Naming Names

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

“The social costs of what came to be called McCarthyism have yet to be computed. By conferring its prestige on the red hunt, the state did more than bring misery to the lives of hundreds of thousands of Communists, former Communists, fellow travelers, and unlucky liberals. It weakened American culture and it weakened itself.”

More from this excerpt of Navasky’s Naming Names

Interview with E. Howard Hunt

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Hunt discusses his role in the CIA, his perceptions of the spirit of the Monroe Doctrine, etc.

Strange guy. Crazy life.

Interview with Allen Ginsberg

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Ginsberg discusses the CIA, the Red Scare, Russians, Cuba, drugs…

Great interview!

from (8/11/96)

CNN Cold War Interview Transcripts

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Some of these interviews are pure gold.

Zinn, “A People’s War?” (Ch 16)

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

The victors of World War II were the Soviet Union and the United States (also England, France and Nationalist China, but they were weak). Both these countries now went to work–without swastikas, goose-stepping, or officially declared racism, but under the cover of “socialism” on one side, and “democracy” on the other, to carve out their own empires of influence. They proceeded to share and contest with one another the domination of the world, to build military machines far greater than the Fascist countries had built, to control the destinies of more countries than Hitler, Mussolini, and Japan had been able to do. They also acted to control their own populations, each country with its own techniques-crude in the Soviet Union, sophisticated in the United States–to make their rule secure.

The war not only put the United States in a position to dominate much of the world; it created conditions for effective control at home…

Read Ch 16 of the People’s History

Answer these questions

Howard Zinn discusses his book A People’s History of the United States in this video interview.

China: The Long March to Capitalism

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

A four part cartoon series chronicling China’s transition to capitalism. Really interesting.