To celebrate the annual pilgrimages being made to schools across the country, we are offering our own alternative (or complement) to education: an inexpensive one-year print subscription and a digital copy of our first limited edition ebook, Bad Education, featuring some of the magazine’s best and crankiest writing about education – for only $20 (the least expensive we’ll ever offer; offer expires this Tuesday)!
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The Scientists: A Family Romance
by Marco Roth
Click through to read our latest in fiction: Hilary Leichter on working as a temp.
Image courtesy of Critical Todd.
Throughout the 20th century, Parmar argues, the weak state was supplemented by private foundations, which took on many of the functions of government. Unelected, unaccountable, and for the most part unchecked, these foundations channeled billions of dollars into positioning the United States as a world power. Immune to the vicissitudes of democratic politics, they functioned as a shadow government.
Check out our review of Inderjeet Parmar’s Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the rise of American Power here.
Image of Winthrop Rockefeller and his brothers (c.1918), courtesy of Karl’sfriend.
Pussy Riot performs on the pulpit of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
By comparing my public high school to a prison I wasn’t trying to be provocative. Instead, I wanted to convey the shock I felt when I first enrolled, observing the proceedings like a bemused anthropologist, or an alien.
The interns totes want you to buy some totes.
Back on the big screen, sparkling two-subpixel green was the backdrop for the image of Roger Federer, sweeping his right hand through his princely hair, as he waited to return serve against the sixty-eighth ranked player in the world, Fabio Fognini.
Peep our Wimbledon Diary.
The new Square/Circle n+1 tote bag.