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Ernst Cassirer: The Last Philosopher of Culture - Reviewed by Peter E. Gordon, Harvard University - Philosophical Reviews - University of Notre Dame
Edward Skidelsky, Ernst Cassirer: The Last Philosopher of Culture, Princeton UP, 2008
Jeffrey Andrew Barash (ed.), The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer, University of Chicago Press, 2008
book  review  philosophy  symbols  forms  cassier  ernst  1920s  1930s  continental 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Letting Go of Heroes | No Map. No Guide. No Limits.
Despite all the teams who’ve gone in search of them, perhaps many of those who have invested their own dreams of success and escape into figures like Amelia Earhart and Everett Ruess really don’t want them found. Why? Because the dreams are so much better than any real story, and represent the happiness of possibility, instead of the very real risk of failure that any heroic or adventurous quest entails.
fame  heroism  exploration  story-telling  myth  mythology  1930s  mystery  truth 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Wasting Away in Hooverville
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, by Amity Shlaes
book  review  great-depression  history  economics  1930s 
march 2009 by tsuomela
What History Tells Us About the Market - WSJ.com
Graham summarized it this way: "...stocks always sell at unduly low prices after a boom collapses. As the president of the New York Stock Exchange testified, 'in times like these frightened people give the United States of ours away.' Or stated differently, it happens because those with enterprise haven't the money, and those with money haven't the enterprise, to buy stocks when they are cheap."

After the epic bashing that stocks have taken in the past few weeks, investors can be forgiven for wondering whether they fell asleep only to emerge in the waking nightmare of July 1932 all over again. The only question worth asking seems to be: How low can it go?
history  economics  crisis  depression  america  1930s  2000s  markets  stock 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Federal Theatre Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was a New Deal project to fund theatre and other live artistic performances in the United States during the Great Depression. It was one of five Federal One projects sponsored by the Works Projects Administration (WPA). The FTP's primary goal was employment of out-of-work artists, writers, and directors, with the secondary aim of entertaining poor families and creating relevant art.
art  government  subsidy  great-depression  1930s  wpa  theater  history  american-art 
october 2008 by tsuomela
LitSite Alaska | Industry > Agriculture > The Matanuska Valley Colony
In 1935, Americans were struggling through the worst economic depression in history. Rural areas of the northern states were among the worst of sufferers. As part of a Federal Emergency Relief Administration project, President Franklin D. Roosevelt commissioned families from the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan to migrate north to live in an experimental farming community in the Territory of Alaska.
history  minnesota  alaska  migration  1930s 
october 2008 by tsuomela

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