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The Big Toe 

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Education Defined 

Education— To applaud, to exalt revolt in all its forms, and more particularly that of child against its own family;...to pride oneself on having personally broken some shackles.... Enough of this complicity in degradation which welds the generations, one with another; enough of tacit understandings, of shameful solutions, of a rendezvous fixed for ultimate ruination. …

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Apocalypse Illustrated: an Educational Primer 

The blog BibliOdyssey, if you don't know it already, is a sort of book-porn for scholars. Or perhaps you are just pretending not to have heard of it... I bring your prurient attention to the Beatus Apocalypse spread: The term "Beatus" identifies a particular medieval manuscript, generally of Spanish origin, that contains a collection of …

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Information as Design 

I woke up this morning thinking of the café in Gottesman Library at Teachers College. Don't ask me, I can't control these things. It struck me that its use is despite itself. Never mind that the most obvious door, flowing into the life of the college is locked, no doubt because the cafe bridges the …

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The Illiad or the Poem of Force 

Short and powerful, like her sentences, Simone Weil's essay cuts to the center of things. The true hero, the true subject matter, the center of the Illiad is force. The force that men wield, the force that subdues men, in the face of which human flesh shrinks back. The human soul seems ever conditioned by …

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