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(Roughly) Daily · 11h ago

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us”*…

  On the occasion of Banned Books Week– which begins today– a short film from the American Library Association on the Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016: Read ’em or weep… * Supreme Court Just...
(Roughly) Daily · 11h ago

“Always be a poet, even in prose”*…

  In the 13th century, English poetry changed dramatically. There were no battles, no pamphleteering, or Ezra Pound-style polemics, and no warring factions. Yet by the end of the century, a ...
(Roughly) Daily · 11h ago

“Whoever said crime doesn’t pay is an idiot. It pays great, which is why there is so much of it.”*…

  source Low-level criminals in the US make an average of $900 per week, according to an estimate published in the academic journal Criminology. So, people who commit small crimes, like robb...
(Roughly) Daily · 4d 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 · 4d 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 · 4d 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 · 4d 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 · 1w 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 · 1w 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...