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‘Sesame Street’ was a pioneering educational T.V. show, intended to help underprivileged children. But even those of us middle-class kids spoilt for pedagogical choice couldn’t…
Pop music provides not just the soundtrack to our lives, as the cliche goes; it releases our emotions and helps us to articulate them. This…
In all likelihood, the only thing extraordinary about Tiger Woods was his golf: he had extraordinary coordination and extraordinary discipline – on the course, at…
Expression and thought are inextricably linked: crude language permits only crude thinking.
Textbooks are no longer given to schoolchildren; they’re too expensive. So they’re given to the teachers, who probably need them more.
Top-up fees mean that universities are increasingly under pressure to confer degrees upon students, who perceive the degree as a commodity they’ve purchased. Failure doesn’t…
In one sense, Obama’s point couldn’t be clearer: race is a distraction from class-based inequities. And if we dismiss working-class resentment as camouflaged racism, we…
History is prone to mistakes in identity, and facts are not always solid things.
History resembles a guest list in that sense of the invited and the gatecrashers: the people for whom we have been waiting, and those whose…
Racism is an effect of slavery, not the other way around. Once slavery was abolished, not only did racism not disappear, neither did the economic…
There is nothing that ‘Sesame Street’ can’t teach you, if you let it.
If history starts as a guest list, it has a tendency to end like the memory of a drunken party: misheard, blurred, fragmentary.
Music – not just the lyrics, but the music itself – expresses confused or illicit passions: rage, lust, envy, frustration, channeling these energies and creating…
The legacy of slavery comes from the sustained political, legal and economic effort to link permanently an entire group of people to poverty – and…
People who are given whatever they want soon develop a sense of entitlement and rapidly lose their sense of proportion.
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