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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

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

Nadine Gordimer: The truth isn’t always beauty..

Nadine Gordimer

Nadine Gordimer

“The truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”

Nadine Gordimer

November 20, 1923: Happy 90th birthday, Nadine Gordimer! The novelist and Nobel Prize winner has been an anti-apartheid activist since the 1960s.

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22/11/2013 · 19:47

Astrid Lindgren: Give the children love, more love..

Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren

Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself. 

Astrid Lindgren

November 14, 1907: Delightfully rude redhead Pippi Longstocking was the creation of Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren, but it was her seven-year-old daughter who came up with that perfect name. Lindgren was born in Småland, 106 years ago today.

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14/11/2013 · 16:19

Open by Andre Agassi

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Open by Andre Agassi
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I just watched the interview with Andre Agassi on “Che tempo che fa”. It made me want to read this book. Did anyone of you read it, if so, would you recommend it?

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11/11/2013 · 22:21