Politics After the Apocalypse

Cover of Plato's "Republic"

If all the libraries in the world were destroyed and you could save only two books of political theory, which would they be?

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This Bloomsday, Ulysses is Free – Yes!

Got your Guinness? Then here’s Marcella Riordan as Molly Bloom (from the highly recommended Naxos audiobook), in a final affirmation of love & life.

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What Would C.S. Lewis Read?

C.S. Lewis reading

The books of C.S. Lewis filled me with a sense of wonder & awe, and shaped my youthful vision of what it meant to be a whole, healthy, mature, and virtuous human being. But what books shaped him?

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World Read Aloud Day: March 7, 2012 — Register Now!

Reading & Writing is for everyone!

On March 7, 2012, LitWorld will sponsor the third annual World Read Aloud Day, and they are hoping to reach at least a million people to help support a global literacy movement. How can you participate?

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The Feel of Books

It’s been a long time since we’ve asked questions like, “What good are paper & print for communicating ideas & stories?” And rarely, if ever, have we had reason to think of the feel of books (or for that matter, their smell) as something separate from the books themselves.

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So, What Percentage Would Be Appropriate?

Cue that music from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Seven Books of Fools & Sacred Folly

What makes a fool’s day happy? And what — if anything — makes us wise?

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Every Title the Story of a Reader

The true measure of Donalyn Miller’s students’ reading is shown in the challenges they set themselves, the new patterns & experiences they explored, and the richness of the “you had to be there” moments they shared.

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The Play’s the Thing

That we can watch such things for free over the internet via PBS is something for which I am immensely grateful. That this is just one more story we share as a family – that’s priceless.

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ABCDEF GHIJKLM NOPQRS TUVWXYZ

Acrostics — lists and songs arranged alphabetically — are of course a venerable tradition, uniting the ancient author of Psalm 119 with the youngest child learning to sing the ABC Song. One could say that the alphabet is the first & primary meme, the source behind every other, a natural fit for the blogosphere.

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Hello world!

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