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A Conversation With Anarchist David Graeber - YouTube
"Anarchists believe in direct action…Anarchism is about acting as if you are already free…Anarchism is democracy without the government…Anarchism is direct democracy…Anarchism is a commitment to the idea that it would be possible to have a society based on principles of self-organization, voluntary association, and mutual idea."
2006  davidgraeber  authority  hierarchy  academia  globalization  politics  subversion  marxism  teaching  cv  charlierose  interviews  via:chrisberthelsen  subordination  philosophy  freedom  activism  coercion  democracy  optimism  humanism  protest  voluntaryassociation  mutualaid  self-organization  deschooling  unschooling  power  worldbank  imf  process  consensus  history  war  20thcentury  policy  economics  capitalism  concensus 
december 2011 by robertogreco
World War II in Photos - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic
"World War II is the story of the 20th Century. The war officially lasted from 1939 until 1945, but the causes of the conflict & its horrible aftermath reverberated for decades in either direction. While feats of bravery & technological breakthroughs still inspire awe today, the majority of the war was dominated by unimaginable misery & destruction. In the late 30s, the world's population was approximately 2 billion. In less than a decade, the war between the nations of the Axis Powers & the Allies resulted in some 80 million deaths — killing off about 4% of the whole world. <br />
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This series of entries will last from June 19 until October 30, 2011, running every Sunday morning for 20 weeks. In these photo essays, I hope to explore the events of the war, the people involved at the front and back home, and the effects the war had on everyday lives. The entries will follow a roughly chronological sequence, with some broader themes (such as "The Home Front") interspersed throughout…"
history  photography  war  ww2  wwii  us  world  classideas  20thcentury 
august 2011 by robertogreco
American Vintage House Styles - A brief history of middle-class American residential architecture from 1900 to 1960
"So many wonderful home styles evolved during the first half of the 20th century, it seems like a good idea to put them into some kind of context. This following is not intended to be comprehensive ... it's just an outline of the many styles and some of our thoughts about them."
homes  housing  us  history  20thcentury  architecture  design  modernism  craftsman  progressiveera  simplicitymovement  simplicity  trends  via:britta 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Timeline - Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century [see also afterward by Arthur C. Clarke: http://www.greatachievements.org/?id=4796]
"celebrates a remarkable century of technological achievement. The website contains detailed historical information, timelines, and personal essays by key innovators for each of 20 major engineering accomplishments of the 20th century. The content for the site is adapted from the 2003 book, A Century of Innovation: Twenty Engineering Achievements That Transformed Our Lives. The book was developed through a project initiated by the National Academy of Engineering. "
history  engineering  inventions  technology  classideas  20thcentury  timelines  via:preoccupations  world 
august 2008 by robertogreco

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