Noam Chomsky – The Soviet Union vs. Socialism

Noam Chomsky – The Soviet Union vs. Socialism

We should recognize, what I think is true, I’ve written about it plenty myself, that the so called Bolshevik “revolution”, really a coup, was really a counter revolution which placed state power in the hands of a highly authoritarian, anti-socialist group, which within a couple of months had destroyed the factory councils, had destroyed the […]

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Leisure and cultural capital

Leisure and cultural capital

What do our leisure activities say about us? While some may consider the things we do in our spare time to be trivial or insignificant, in reality they can reveal a great deal about who we are, and our social position. This is because the choices we make about how we spend our leisure time […]

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On a Cultural Note: Mariachi strikes a chord with a diversity of students

On a Cultural Note: Mariachi strikes a chord with a diversity of students

[Diverse & Multidisciplinary Perspectives] When I heard that there was a Mariachi Band I was like “Yes I got to do that sign me up” There are different cultural groups on campus like Los Troncos but also within the group there is a wide variety of different kinds of people So you’ve got majors of […]

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Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211

Race, Class, and Gender in To Kill a Mockingbird: Crash Course Literature 211

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we continue our discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird. So the takeaway from last week’s video about Mockingbird was this: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view–until you climb into his skin and walk around in […]

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How to worldbuild Scifi & Fantasy Cultures & Societies: Biology, Families and Dynasties (part 1)

How to worldbuild Scifi & Fantasy Cultures & Societies: Biology, Families and Dynasties (part 1)

Greetings and Salutations! I’m Janet from World Anvil and today we’re going to talk about how you can create cultures and societies in your worldbuilding project! So we’re going to talk about marriages and families, we’re going to talk about clans or dynasties, and then we’re going to address wider units like tribes and cultures. […]

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Family instability is a cultural problem, argues J.D. Vance

Family instability is a cultural problem, argues J.D. Vance

So first, this point about culture which is a really really difficult and amorphous concept to define and one of the things that I was trying to do with Hillbilly Elegy is try to in some ways draw the discussion away from this structure versus personal responsibility narrative and convince us to look at culture […]

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Learn about cultural differences in 6 minutes

Learn about cultural differences in 6 minutes

Neil: Welcome to 6 Minute English. In this programme we bring you an expressive topic and six items of vocabulary. I’m Neil. Tim: And I’m Tim. So, we had an argument just before we started the show. Neil: We did, Tim. But no hard feelings? Tim: None. No hard feelings is something you say to […]

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The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

Hi I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History! No, Stan. That’s not gonna work, actually. I mean, we’re talking about the 16th century today, when this was neither united nor states. By the way, this globe reflects the fact that I believe that Alaskan statehood is illegitimate! In fact, we’re going to […]

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Things Fall Apart, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 209

Things Fall Apart, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 209

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we continue our discussion of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! I can’t even believe we’re spending two weeks on this book. Like, it’s about as long as a Babysitter’s Club book. Okay, couple things, Me From the Past. First off, […]

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If White People Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature

(classical music) – He looked at her longingly, as he imagined her exotic mashed potato skin laying gently against his. – His skin glistened in the sun like a glazed donut. The glazed part, not the donut part. – She didn’t know it yet, but the girl of her dreams had just walked in. Her […]

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