MOOC | The Market Revolution and Democracy | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.1.1

We start more or less in 1850. A couple of things to bear in mind, the categories to bear in mind, which we will talk about more in the next few weeks as we get into American history at this moment. Things that have happened in the 30-40 years before Continue Reading

MOOC | The Nationalist Historians | The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | 1.3.2

>>Now, so what I want to do basically with that is to talk about how the schools of interpretation of the Civil War have evolved. And bear this in mind as we do our readings because the readings reflect more than one point of view about this as we go Continue Reading

Joseph Stiglitz: “We have to have progressive capitalism”

AMY GOODMAN: Joe, your book is titled People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent. Should it be progressive capitalism or worker power? I mean, this is increasingly becoming the issue, when you have the top candidates and most popular political figures, like AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, like Continue Reading

Dr. Kurlansky explains heart surgery's exceptional rating by Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Part 2)

Edward Said on Culture and Imperialism

I want to begin with an indisputable fact namely that during the 19th century unprecedented power compared to which the powers of Rome Spain Baghdad or Constantinople in their day were far less formidable unprecedented power was concentrated in Britain and France and later in other Western countries the United Continue Reading