Caplan on Hayek, Richter, and Socialism
Bryan Caplan of George Mason University and blogger at EconLog talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about two books: Eugene Richter's Pictures of the Socialistic Future and F. A. Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. Both books warn against the dangers of socialism. Pictures of a Socialistic Future, published in 1891 is a dystopian novel imagining what life would be like after a socialist revolution. The Road to Serfdom, published in 1944, explores the links between economic freedom and political freedom
Gregory on Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin's Kremlin
Paul Gregory of the University of Houston and a Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Nikolai Bukharin's power struggle with Stalin and Bukharin's romance with Anna Larina, who was 26 years younger than Bukharin. Based on Gregory's book, Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin's Kremlin, the conversation explores the career and personal life of Bukharin and how his career and personal life intersected. Bukharin was one of the key fou
Robert Service on Trotsky
Robert Service of Stanford University's Hoover Institution and the University of Oxford talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the life and death of Leon Trotsky. Based on Service's biography of Trotsky, the conversation covers Trotsky's influence on the Russian Revolution, his influence on policy alongside Lenin, his expulsion from Soviet Union in 1928 and his murder in 1940 by Stalin's order.
For decades, technology encouraged us to squander our time as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with human potential. In his new book Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky examines the changes we will all enjoy as our untapped resources of talent are put to use at last.
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
4.651 20th Century Art (MIT)
Critical examination of major developments in European and American art during the past century. Surveys art's engagements with modernization, radical politics, utopianism, mass culture, changing conceptions of mind and human nature, new technologies, colonialism and postcolonialism, and other significant aspects of recent history.
Deeply etched dendrites (cobalt samarium copper)
Using this alloy composition, a relatively low volume fraction of pro-eutectic dendrites are formed. The eutectic material between these dendrites can be etched away to reveal the three-dimensional structure of dendrites. The dendrite tips are a volume of revolution, and anisotropy develops behind them with the secondary dendrite arms.See R. Glardon, W. Kurz, "Solidification path and phase diagram of directionally solidified Co-Sm-Cu alloys", J. Cryst. Growth, 51 (1981) 283-291.
John Denham MP - Annual Politics Lecture with Q&A
John Denham MP - Annual Politics Lecture with Q&A
Recognition of the Soviet Union; Pittsburgh Politics;Soviet Union;Leaflet advertising Joseph Filner's run congress, along with an appeal to avoid war fought among "The Money Kings."
Hiring a wetnurse in seventeenth-century England
In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar Leah Astbury (Cambridge) discusses the increase of maternal breastfeeding in 17th-century England (20 October 2014)
Mark Ladner: Al Dente: When Plastic Meets Elastic, Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series 2014
Enroll in Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science from HarvardX at https://www.edx.org/course/science-cooking-haute-cuisine-soft-harvardx-spu27x-0#.VPCXBbPF-YQ Top chefs and Harvard researchers explore how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in physics and engineering, and vice versa.
Declaration of Independence - Remember this.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence we need to put this into practice. The beginning is the reading of letters from those who were present or involved. This is followed by the reading of the declaration by NFL football players past and present and others. (This video was filmed in the early 2000's)
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
Introduction to European politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2009 This module seeks to provide students with an understanding of the rationale and key stages of European integration, as well as of the institutions of the European Union and its functioning. Topics covered will include an overview of the History of European integration, key approaches to integration, the main institutions (Council, Commission, Court of Justice, European Parliament)
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches to
The US Industrial Growth (Pre-Civil War)
This video is accompanied by text. "In the eighteenth century, British inventors perfected a series of machines for mass production of textiles, which initiated the European Industrial Revolution and gave Britain a head start in industrial production. For many years, the British carefully guarded their industrial secrets, forbidding the export of machines or even descriptions of them and restricting the departure of informed mechanics. The British could not keep its secrets forever, and in 1789,
Talk About the North Franco Bianchini
Cities on the Edge? Issues in culture-led urban regeneration and the cultural politics of geographical peripherality - Liverpool, Marseille and Naples
Prof. Rachael Dixey Inaugural Lecture - Health, Social Justice & Access to Learning
The Faculty of Health's Professor Rachael Dixey delivered her inaugural lecture in the iconic Rose Bowl. The lecture 'Health, Social Justice and Access to Learning' considered the relationships globally between health inequalities and education, exploring ideas of education as liberatory and empowering, and consequently how this impacts on the politics of health. Professor Dixey is the head of Health Promotion at Leeds Met. She has a lifelong interest in Africa, doing PhD research in the 1970s o
Video: Genetics and politics
Professor John Alford of Rice University speaks about the correlation between genetics and politics. This MLAS Fall 2010 class, led by Professors John Geer and David Bader, explores how genetics might influence politics. Read more >> Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (615) 322-NEWS