Researcher Talk: Electing the Senate: Indirect Democracy Before the Seventeenth Amendment

Richard McCulley: Thank you for attending today’s Researcher Talk. I am Richard McCulley, the Historian at the Center for Legislative Archives that sponsors this series. Today’s talk closes out a really superb series of presentations that we’ve heard this year. We will hibernate in December and January and come storming Continue Reading

Wallerstein says ‘democracy’ remains a subjective term (2010)

We arrived at no consensus, in fact, quite the opposite, there was a complete dis-sensus on all the major issues. The problem of democracy is very simple. Everybody today, everybody today, every politician today, says that his country – or politician in power – says that his country democratic. However Continue Reading

The Golden Age of Capitalism

In substantial measures the food crisis plaguing much of the south and the financial crisis of the north have come in routes, namely the shift towards neo-liberalism since the 1970s. That brought to an end the post war — post second world war Bretton Woods system that was instituted by Continue Reading

Jeremy Rifkin: “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” | Talks at Google

PRESENTER: Welcome, everybody. Today’s author Google guest is Jeremy Rifkin. The book is titled “Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism.” Jeremy is the best-selling author of 19 books on the impact of scientific and technological changes. His books have been Continue Reading

Neal Brennan – Women and Black Dudes – White People Can’t Relax

Brennan: 12 YEARS OF CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THEN I MOVED TO NEW YORK, STARTED HANGING OUT WITH BLACK DUDES. [ LAUGHTER ] BANG. BANG. BANG. [ LAUGHTER, APPLAUSE ] I DON’T KNOW THEM. THEY JUST ARE HERE. [ LAUGHTER ] YOU BARELY QUALIFIED, YOU’RE SO LIGHT-SKINNED, BY THE WAY. [ LAUGHTER Continue Reading

Religious Jewish Israelis: Do righteous gentiles go to heaven?

Will righteous gentiles go to heaven? Yaakov Jerusalem Of course Like the Jews? Yes No matter what religion? – Yes A person is a person Do… – Ya English? – No Tal Ramle A righteous gentile will he go to heaven? Let’s say a Christian that lived a moral life Continue Reading

Circassian nationalism | Wikipedia audio article

Circassian nationalism is the desire among Circassians to reestablish an independent Circassian state in Circassia, which lost its independence in the Russian–Circassian War. Many of its themes involve the repatriation of diaspora Circassians and the revitalization of the Adyghe language.==Historical context===== Circassia and the Circassians before the Russian invasion===The Circassians Continue Reading

4—Undoing Nationalism: Laurel Ptak, Art in General, and ArtsLink alum Michal Novotny

LAUREL: Hello everyone, I’m Laurel Ptak, the director and curator of Art in General here in New York City. Hi, I’m Michal Notovny and I’m the director of Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague. I want to say quick thanks to CEC ArtsLink to Simon and Maxim especially for organizing Continue Reading