How did Finland deal with the Soviet Union after the World War?

How did Finland deal with the Soviet Union after the World War?

Get ready, put on your parkas, winter boots and snowshoes; we are going North…waaaay North. As in, months of darkness and reindeer and stories of Santa Claus-North. Ok, well maybe not quite THAT far north, but we are going to start talking about the Nordic countries, whose place during the Cold War is quite often […]

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Quakers, Racism, and the Blessed Community

Quakers, Racism, and the Blessed Community

In the blessed community, for me, it would include all the members of our human species. I see that as a goal for Quakerism. That is something that we strive for within the Religious Society of Friends. I’m Vanessa Julye. I live in West Mount Airy in Philadelphia and I work with Friends General Conference […]

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Ninja Assassin, Cultural Ambassadors & Asian Americans

Ninja Assassin, Cultural Ambassadors & Asian Americans

Come little brother. Let us play like old times. This is Rick Yune… and Rain. The film you’re watching is 2009’s Ninja Assassin. Not a bad film, by the way. It’s a “dumb fun” action flick. But what I appreciate in this film, is that Rick and Rain- -like that alliteration… Anyways- I like how […]

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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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Thelma Golden: How art gives shape to cultural change

Thelma Golden: How art gives shape to cultural change

The brilliant playwright, Adrienne Kennedy, wrote a volume called “People Who Led to My Plays.” And if I were to write a volume, it would be called, “Artists Who Have Led My Exhibitions” because my work, in understanding art and in understanding culture, has come by following artists, by looking at what artists mean and […]

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White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blind Spots | Michael Welp | TEDxBend

White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blind Spots | Michael Welp | TEDxBend

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Claudia Sander In 1990, I traveled to South Africa as part of my work with Outward Bound. That was life-changing for me. Nelson Mandela had just been released from prison a few months before, and apartheid was being dismantled. I worked with mining groups and banks and other businesses facilitating interracial […]

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