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America’s Mythology: Abundance From Nothing 

With my head steeped in early mythology, and in particular the stories by which Athens imagined itself "born of the earth," Thanksgiving has snuck up on me once again. It does that. Indeed, one of the interesting aspects of founding narratives is the way in which they repeat themselves. Founding, it seems, is never over, …

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Education: Outside In 

Could we imagine that the intersection of the Prairie School of architecture and progressive education marks a particular strategy of reworking the the urban topology? In it's rejection of neo-classical ornament and scale--school as urban citadel--we might see not simply a ruthless break with history, but an attempt to draw to the surface a perennial …

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