31 percent of the men who graduated Oxford in 1913 were killed.– On today’s Fresh Air, historian Adam Hochschild explains why WWI was different than other major conflicts: “It was different because it was the tradition in most of the major countries for upper-class young men to have military careers, and then it became those young captains and lieutenants.” (via...
Informational video describing the spread of a meme: “The Ridiculously Photogenic Guy”
Fuck Yeah Permaculture: You Want to Learn... →
nicolefaires: May 6th is International Permaculture Day, and I want to celebrate. Most people who want to learn Permaculture do so by earning a Permaculture Design Certificate. This piece of paper is really great, but also really expensive ($1500 to $3000). Guess what? You don’t need a PDC…
In his 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed that...– Diane Ravitch, “How, and How Not, to Improve the Schools” New York Review of Books
For many the choice between Bolshevism and Fascism is rather like a choice...– Leon Trotsky on the New Germany - 22 March 1933 (Manchester Guardian)