Slavoj Žižek on Refugees, Conservatism, and Cultural Incompatibility

Slavoj Žižek on Refugees, Conservatism, and Cultural Incompatibility

We who try to be decent people are bombarded by some kind of moral political pressure from two sides: First there is the worst one, of course, this anti-immigrant populous side like why should we even allow refugees in; it’s their fault; third world travel and so on, there are enough poor people here; they […]

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Newt Gingrich: We’re in the middle of a cultural civil war

Newt Gingrich: We’re in the middle of a cultural civil war

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1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

1984 by George Orwell, Part 1: Crash Course Literature 401

Hi I’m John Green and welcome to season 4 of CrashCourse literature. Today, we’re transporting you to one of my favorite (slash least favorite) dystopias, George Orwell’s 1984. I feel like that eye is looking at me. The book starts like this: It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking […]

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Robert Lowell & Philip Glass – For The Union Dead (Metamorphosis)

Robert Lowell & Philip Glass – For The Union Dead (Metamorphosis)

“Relinquunt Omnia Servare Rem Publicam.” The old South Boston Aquarium stands in a Sahara of snow now. Its broken windows are boarded. The bronze weathervane cod has lost half its scales. The airy tanks are dry. Once my nose crawled like a snail on the glass; my hand tingled to burst the bubbles drifting from […]

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Do Labor Unions Still Matter?

Labor Union membership in the United States has fallen steadily since the 1960s, to 11 percent, its lowest point in 98 years. So, what are labor unions? And are they still useful? Well, American labor unions took off during the Industrial Revolution. The Civil War decimated rural Southern economy, driving many young people to urban […]

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Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23

Civil Rights & Liberties: Crash Course Government #23

Hi, I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government and Politics, and today we’re finally, at long last, moving on from the structures and branches of government and onto the structures and branches of trees. This is a nature show now. Okay, we’re not moving on completely, because we’re still talking about courts, but today […]

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Mekong. Pol Pot and the Khmers Rouges | Culture – Planet Doc Full Documentaries

In 1975, Saloth Sar, better known as Pol Pot, plunged his country into the most profound hell. While neighbouring Vietnam was fighting a bloody struggle against the American invader, Pol Pot founded the clandestine Kampuchea Workers Party, a movement first planned in the 1950s in the classrooms of the Sorbonne university in Paris, where Pol […]

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