Month: September 2018

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

September 10, 2018 By admin

It was on this date, April 24, 1800, that the oldest federal cultural institution in the US, and the world’s largest library, was founded: the Library of Congress. Its collection of 119 million items includes materials in 460 languages — not only books but maps, monographs, dissertations, periodicals, voice and music recordings, and 14 million

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Wealth and Democracy

September 10, 2018 By admin

In a country where it’s more important to get out to buy a bigger SUV than it is to get out to vote, it may not be surprising that wealth rules in the land of democracy. People participate even less in politics today than they did in the 1950s, principally because most of us exile

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Wealth and Democracy