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Gods of the Modern World

Gods of the Modern World

“Gods of the Modern World” is one panel in a fresco, The Epic of American Civilization, painted by Jose Clemente Orozco for the Baker Library at Dartmouth. The panel is a…

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Added by Robert Wolf on May 31, 2018 at 7:00am — 18 Comments

If Descartes Had a Wife

“And another thing,” said Madame Descartes, who was in a bad mood.

Monsieur Descartes was reading a book while drinking his morning coffee. It was Saturday and he was trying to concentrate. 

“You’ve thrown bird seed all over my garden.”

Monsieur Descartes did not look up. He had heard that complaint before.

“Every year, guess who has to clean that mess up? ME! I…

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Added by Robert Wolf on April 15, 2018 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Regionalism: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

E. F. Schumacher gave us a great gift with his collection of essays, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. His book influenced many who pondered the interlocking questions of poverty, industrial production, and appropriate technology. Among other things, it proposed that the migration of people from rural areas to large cities could be slackened or halted by creating appropriately sized industry within rural regions.

He addressed the…

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Added by Robert Wolf on June 9, 2017 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Whose Game Do We Play? Theirs or Ours?

WHOSE GAME DO WE PLAY? THEIRS OR OURS?

Excerpt from Building the Agricultural City  

Lewis Mumford, a writer and generalist and one of the last of our public intellectuals, coined the word “megamachine,” which means “big machine.” This and the phrase “Power Complex” were Mumfordʼs words for…

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Added by Robert Wolf on May 31, 2017 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

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Day Two: The Show Goes On

Posted by Robert B. James on February 17, 2019 at 8:24am 0 Comments

Two Sundays

Posted by Robert B. James on February 16, 2019 at 8:00am 0 Comments

WOW {poem}

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Bell Bottom Blues

Posted by Robert B. James on February 15, 2019 at 8:30am 3 Comments

Happy Valentine's Day!

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