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Group photo of 1950s students

Equality Smatters

The incoming president of the Linguistic Society of America reflects on his own primary education and how public education across the nation tends to perpetuate the class structure.

7 days ago
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Joel Mokyr

Joel Mokyr on Economic Lessons from the Past

In this podcast, Northwestern University’s Joel , Mokyr tells interviewer Dave Edmonds, “I use economics to understand history, and I use history to understand economics.”

1 week ago
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Mob outside U.S. Capitol

Learned Commentary on the Legacy of January 6 Attack

January 6 provided both a natural experiment for current research and a chance to see if past predictions might play out as expected. This collection of academic commentary on the attack should add ore light than heat to the discussion.

2 weeks ago
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Karin Barber

Karin Barber on Verbal Arts

In this Social Science Bites podcast, social anthropologist Karin Barber offers a specific case study of the application of the verbal arts by examining in depth some of the genres common in the Yoruba-speaking areas of Western Africa.

2 months ago
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