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


2015 to 2019

most recent: August 2019 to Saturday the 31st


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 Aug 2019 back to May 2019

15 Aug –  The media and whether China is a democracy

19 Jul  –  (philosophers) Simone Weil

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

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