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Lunar and Solar eclipses: how and why astronomical study originated

Lunar and Solar eclipses: how and why astronomical study originated

In August, a total solar eclipse will traverse America for the first time in nearly a century. So many tourists are expected to flood...
Books

Books as decoration: How have we made hypocrites out of ourselves!

Huda Mahmood | Education and books are as closely related as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, Rahel and Estha, Fred and George, and Joey and...
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Why is the Iranian government opening the world’s biggest bookstore?

Holly Dagres | There is a conundrum facing Iranian officials. The government, on the one hand, wants Iranians to read more. At the same time,...
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Was Fukuyama really wrong in his ‘End of History’ predictions?

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Francis Fukuyama’s The End of History and the Last Man (1992). Rarely read but often denigrated, it might be the...
Greek

Muslim Civilization: Essential Bridge & Connect between Ancient Greek & Modern...

In European antiquity, philosophers largely wrote in Greek. Even after the Roman conquest of the Mediterranean and the demise of paganism, philosophy was strongly...
Rich

10 Must Read Books To Get Rich

The journey to get rich requires certain tools. Although many seem to ignore this, books can help you build your mind, zeal, and knowledge...
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We work like the Mafia hitmen: Watch video of John Perkins...

"We (economic hitmen) work very much like some of the hitmen for the mafia - because- like them, we are looking for a favor,...
on war and democracy

War and Democracy in the age of Trump

War and democracy in the age of Trump John Keane| The ancient Greek historian Herodotus once observed that Persian rulers indulged the habit of getting drunk...

Depictions of the Dragon in an early Islamic astrological manuscript

Zahra Khan | Nov 15, 2016 Similar to today’s contemporary culture, pictorial representations in early Islamic manuscripts and literature were highly influenced by social and...

What Is a TinyLetter? Like Ye Olde Blog, but Less Public

Let’s recap — not the election or imposture of Mr. Trump, but the trajectory of the mass-distributed personal update. In the beginning, there was...

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