CONSIDERING the PAST

Big Bang, Biology, Early Religion

Ancient Civilizations

the Middle Ages

Asian Civilizations, 6th to 16th centuries

Europeans to the 17th Century

18th and 19th Centuries

20th Century to 1993

US Politics to the Obama Presidency

WORLD NEWS TIMELINE

2015 to 2019

most recent: July 2019 to Tuesday the 16th

PHILOSOPHY, PEOPLE, and POLITICS

Some Basics – first thoughts, short and simple

The State – includes: political theory, class conflict, freedom

Philosophers – includes: Gary Gutting, Susan Haack, Socrates, Wittgenstein and others

Issues (philosophy) – Being, original progressives, words, absolutes, nonsense, facts

Morality – nihilism, relativism, and the role of evolution

Knowledge – From space and time to human brain basics

Misc/People – includes: Arnold Toynbee, Alice Walker, Putin, Ernest Hemingway

Books – includes: The Relentless Revolution: a History of Capitalism, by Joyce Appleby

TOPICS Jun and May 2019

17 Jun  –  (books) Ben Shapiro's "Right Side Of History"

12 Jun  –  (books) Marvin Kalb's experiences in the Soviet Union in 1956

10 Jun  –  Journalism, Judy Woodruff, and Trump's Lies

  6 Jun  –  (note) Tiananmen and Quora.com

30 May –  Greens and Democrats

27 May –  Facts, Stories, and Politics

21 May –  (books) The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

13 May –  (books) A Footnote to Folly: Reminiscences of Mary Heaton Vorse

11 May –  Reason, Assumption, and the Economy

TOPICS Apr 2019 to 2013