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(Roughly) Daily · 2d ago

“Race is an idea, not a fact”*…

  The Jacobean playwright Thomas Middleton invented the concept of ‘white people’ on 29 October 1613, the date that his play The Triumphs of Truth was first performed. The phrase was first u...
(Roughly) Daily · 2d ago

“Mystery has its own mysteries”*…

  Finally, an answer to a question that puzzled Cantor and Hilbert (proprietor of The Infinite Hotel) and challenged Cohen and Gödel… In a breakthrough that disproves decades of conventional...
(Roughly) Daily · 2d ago

“I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State… These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death”*…

  The Redeemed Christian Church of God’s international headquarters in Ogun state has been transformed from a mere megachurch to an entire neighbourhood, with departments anticipating its me...
(Roughly) Daily · 2d ago

“What people ought to do is find out what a national park is to begin with”*…

  In the beginning, there was Yellowstone: more than 2,000,000 acres of mountains, fields, forests, geysers, and rivers, a place of such commanding beauty that, according to an early account...
(Roughly) Daily · 6d ago

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth”*…

  Your correspondent is headed into the woods, beyond the reach of signals; so (Roughly) Daily will be more roughly than daily until regular service begins again in Monday.  In the meantime…...
(Roughly) Daily · 6d ago

“All that is solid melts into air”*…

  The end of ‘The End of History’ arrived together with the end of belief in reality. The Cold War world was a world of warring ideologies; in the twenty-first century, both American capital...
(Roughly) Daily · 1W ago

“Baking is therapy”*…

  How much thought have you, over the course of your entire life, given to the subject of baking powder? Personally I can say perhaps 30 minutes—that is, until I noticed the existence of foo...
(Roughly) Daily · 1W ago

“The gods keep livelihood hidden from men. Otherwise a day’s labor could bring man enough to last a whole year with no more work.”*…

  Upheaval more than a century into the Industrial Revolution, and more than 100 years ago: An International Workers of the World union demonstration in New York City in 1914. Credit: Librar...
(Roughly) Daily · 1W ago

“Life is a highway”*…

  In the beginning, the Lincoln Highway was more an idea than a highway. But it was a very powerful idea. On its dedication—Halloween, 1913—the towns and cities along the 3,300-mile route er...
(Roughly) Daily · 1W ago

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s”*…

  The American religious landscape is undergoing a dramatic transformation. White Christians, once the dominant religious group in the U.S., now account for fewer than half of all adults liv...