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Never Interested

I was never attracted to or interested in Russian culture, in the slightest. I read things like Dostoyevsky, Gogol, and was even touched for a while by a period of

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History, Past and Future

Today in 1924, The New York Times ran a story that did not hold up well at all. And here is Laurence Tribe’s take on such history, past and future:

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Another Birthday Today

By way of Twitter: And another way that history past intersects with history present: Looking in these eyes, especially on a laptop screen, truly give the sense of this child’s

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The Spread of Buddhism

Fascinating maps of the spread of Buddhist teachings of self-liberation throughout Asia. Starting 500 years before the birth of Jesus, Buddhism spread through vast oceans of humanity without a single

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