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- A Path to Racial Reconciliation?
- Hamilton: An American Musical
- Lockdown in Vermont
- To wipe or not to wipe?
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- Anne Frank and the Four Freedoms
- The Diary of Anne Frank
- The Holocaust
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Category Archives: Society
Several local churches are sponsoring the following online discussions about race relations this summer: Summer Forum Series: Is There a Path to Racial Reconciliation? The first event was today and the two guest speakers were Vermont Senator Randy Brock and … Continue reading
The tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has shocked our country. It has led to nationwide protests, riots, and calls for change. Where do we go from here? I … Continue reading
Anne Frank and President Franklin Roosevelt did not know each other, but there is a profound connection between them: the Four Freedoms. President Roosevelt gave a famous speech to Congress in January 1941, eleven months before the United States entered … Continue reading
The Diary of Anne Frank is a play based on the book Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (pictured). Mrs. TSP and I recently saw a production of this play by the Stowe Theatre Guild. Unfortunately it is … Continue reading
The Holocaust was the genocide of European Jews and others during World War II. Nazi Germany and its collaborators murdered six million Jews, two-thirds of the nine million Jews in Europe. The killings were carried out through forced labor under … Continue reading
Libraries are wonderful places. I enjoy spending time in libraries, and they are essential to a free people. Libraries contain our thoughts, our histories, our creative works of literature and often art as well, and our dreams. Libraries are changing … Continue reading
Niels Bohr was one of the most important physicists of the 20th century, a peer of Albert Einstein. In the previous post, I used Michael Frayn’s play Copenhagen to introduce Bohr and his contribution to quantum theory – the principle … Continue reading
Kanye West said something interesting on Twitter this past week: I don’t agree with everything anyone does. That’s what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought. … I don’t agree 100% with anyone but myself. That … Continue reading
Steven Pinker had an interesting essay in this past weekend’s Wall Street Journal: The Enlightenment Is Working Dr. Pinker is a professor of psychology at Harvard University. The essay is adapted from his new book out today: Enlightenment Now: The … Continue reading
The following recent news release is about Holocaust scholarship at the University of Vermont (UVM): Two UVM scholars earn fellowships at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum This is good news. Congratulations to UVM, Associate Professor Susanna Schrafstetter, and Professor Alan Steinweis. … Continue reading