Thursday, August 29, 2013

Something to Know - 29 August

Pat Oliphant

(My thanks to the Syrian Electronic Army for now screwing up my main source of reading for today)
1.  An argument for the continuation of humanities being taught at the college/university level is always sure to stir a good discussion.   There really is no reason not to.   Here is a good argument from a Pomona College alum from the class of 1974:

2.  Charles Blow puts MLK Jr. into the context of a person who inspired many, but scared the the white infrastructure so much that the FBI put surveillance on him.  Where have we come in 50 years, and what is to become of the seed that was planted in overcoming the inequalities that existed before and now?:

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-- Andy Rooney

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