Noam Chomsky: We shouldn’t be looking for heroes..

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

“We shouldn’t be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.”

Noam Chomsky

December 7, 1928: Happy 85th birthday, Noam Chomsky! The philosopher is recognized as one of the fathers of modern linguistics. He has at least one namesake—a chimpanzee who was the subject of a Columbia University study on animal language acquisition was called Nim Chimpsky.

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09/12/2013 · 10:43

via Telepolis: Magic Bullet – Das lange Leben einer Zauberkugel

Auch 50 Jahre (22.11.1963) nach der Ermordung Präsident Kennedy’s in Dallas (Texas) sind noch viele Fragen unbeantwortet, vorallem die wohl wichtigste, die nach dem Mordmotiv. Als sicher kann hingegen gelten, daß die offizielle Version des Tatherganges, die eine Einzeltäterschaft Lee Harvey Oswald’s vorsieht, kompletter Unfug ist, es sei denn man glaubt an die Existenz von Zauberkugeln.

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26/11/2013 · 15:34

Leonard Woolf: Anyone can be a barbarian..

Leonard Woolf

Leonard Woolf

“Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.”

Leonard Woolf

November 25, 1880: Though he was an influential literary figure in his own right and part of the famed Bloomsbury group, Leonard Woolf is best known as Virginia Woolf‘s husband. He was born in London, 133 years ago today.

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25/11/2013 · 18:40

via dublin7peopleshistory: On this day in 1913 – The Dublin Lockout Begins.

The Dublin Lock-out (Irish: Frithdhúnadh Mór Baile-Átha-Cliath) was a major industrial dispute between approximately 20,000 workers and 300 employers which took place in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin. The dispute lasted from 26 August 1913 to 18 January 1914, and is often viewed as the most severe and significant industrial dispute in Irish history. Central to the dispute was the workers’ right to unionise. (Wikipedia)

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24/11/2013 · 13:14

via Le Bohémien: Mit Helm und AK-47 gegen eine Armee

Zum Gedenken an den Putsch gegen den gewählten Präsidenten Chiles, Salvador Allende, vor 40 Jahren. Was am 11. September 1973 geschah.

Update: via Pop-Polit: Das andere 9/11

Hintergünde des Putsches.

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22/11/2013 · 20:31