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Last Minute Gift? Give Knowledge

When I talk to young people I tell them if by the time they are forty years old when they look in the mirror if they don’t see their best teacher they did something wrong. I’m not going to sell math short and I agree with the emphasis put on STEM but reading is far and away the most important academic skill. Basically, if you can read you can teach yourself almost anything. Continue reading Last Minute Gift? Give Knowledge

SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITIONS

I just added two books to the Recommended Reading section: Timothy Snyder’s On Tranny and Nancy Isenberg’s White Trash.

They are very different.  Yale professor Snyder’s On Tranny is a very short book broken into twenty points.  It compares the rise of communism in what was the Soviet Union and fascism in what was Nazi Germany to the rise of several (including Donald Trump) current politicians.

LSU professor Isenberg’s White Trash is a long scholarly work that could be used as a Sociology text.  Her work explores the history of race and class in American history.

The Enshrinement Of Thurgood Marshall

It has been over a year since I inducted someone into the Progressive Hall of Fame. It is not something that is done lightly or under the pressure of time constraint. The theme of this man’s life could have been: Don’t just get mad and/or even; do something positive to change the situation. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Thurgood Marshall