Workers are toiling longer and getting paid less than their parents. Their struggles have been forgotten or ignored in Washington.
Source: When Work Loses Its Dignity – The New York Times
The Western order finds internal critics.
Source: Among the Post-Liberals – The New York Times
The topic is everywhere in the news, but it has disappeared from college campuses.
Source: Why Did We Stop Teaching Political History? – The New York Times
What does it mean to live a productive life? What about a happy life? Five exercises that tackle the tough questions. Try these at home.
Source: How to Live Wisely – The New York Times
I always included the Sam Wilson story in my lectures. Guess I will have to add this interpretation.
A professor has fleshed out a reference that predates traditional wisdom, which has long suggested that the nickname was derived from an upstate New York butcher.
Source: Alternate Uncle Sam Spotted in the Mists of New York History – The New York Times
Authoritarianism is ascendant and with it anti-rational bigotry. History does not end. It eddies.
Source: The Death of Liberalism – The New York Times
Perceived by conservatives as too progressive, Advanced Placement in United States history took a right turn and ended up in the middle.
Source: Taking the Politics Out of American History (and Out of A.P.) – The New York Times
Critical Mass, a Canadian advertising agency, has created an online campaign that takes advantage of the American presidential election.
Source: Ad Watch: Offering Salvation for Americans Fleeing Politics – The New York Times
‘More than likely, my kids viewed me as little more than a carpetbagger who did not share any aspect of their day-to-day reality.’
Source: White teacher: I thought I could reach my black and Latino students. Then one told me why I couldn’t. – The Washington Post
Three early and unpublished works by the author of “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.”
Source: Annie Dillard’s Impossible Pages – The New York Times