20 avril 2018

Calls to Remove Hofstra's Jefferson Statue

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Some student groups at Hofstra University plan a rally Friday to call for the removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson, Newsday reported. Jefferson's ties to slavery are the rationale for those seeking to have the statue removed. More...

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19 avril 2018

Do We Know What History Students Learn?

HomeIt's not enough to say that they pick up critical thinking skills, write Sam Wineburg, Joel Breakstone and Mark Smith. It's time to offer evidence. More...

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15 avril 2018

L'histoire a besoin de grands duos

Screenshot-2018-4-15 Egypte – des élections présidentielles jouées d’avance"J'ai immédiatement compris, à son regard, que je pourrais m'entendre avec lui. Il en fut, je crois, de même pour lui." C'est en des termes très proches de ceux utilisés par Michel de Montaigne pour expliquer son amitié avec La Boétie - "parce que c'était lui, parce que c'était moi" - que  Frederik De Klerk m'évoque sa première rencontre avec Nelson Mandela. Il l'avait fait sortir secrètement de prison, pour le rencontrer à la présidence. Plus...

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14 avril 2018

Spending While Liberalizing: Boosting Reforms Through Fiscal Stimulus

66b94efa-f77d-49f2-9030-193b6047b0b1The energy crisis of the 1970s and the subsequent stagflation and recession that hit Western economies at the end of the decade and in the early 1980s laid the Keynesian view low. Policy makers began to see government spending as ineffective and even counterproductive when it came to boosting flagging output. They maintained the solution lay in just the opposite – unfettered markets. In other words, they advocated limited government, privatization, deregulation of markets, free trade and fiscal austerity. More...

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Lessons from Australia’s National Productivity Boards

66b94efa-f77d-49f2-9030-193b6047b0b1The post-war boom in the West and Japan is an epitome of this process working effectively. From the time the Marshall Plan was launched in 1948 to the oil crisis of 1973, productivity shot up as countries built infrastructure, modernized their economies, educated their masses and increased trade. Not surprisingly, productivity rose by around 5% per year in advanced economies in the 60s and 70s, with Western Europe closing the substantial lag it had had with the US following World War II. More...

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13 avril 2018

Embrace File-sharing, or Die

Embrace File-sharing, or Die
As the summary reads: "A record executive and his son make a formal case for freely downloading music. The gist: 50 million Americans can't be wrong." What follows is an extended critique to the music industry's approach to copying (and by extension, the content industry as a whole). More...

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OLDaily has, like NewsScan, also experienced difficulties with software filters. You probably know by now that I'll brave most anything to get an issue out, no matter how truncated. So if your OLDaily doesn't show up, look first to your filtering system. More...

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12 avril 2018

Étudier la Révolution française

Le renouvellement naît surtout d’un dialogue entre des traditions culturelles et scientifiques différentes. Dans le cas de la Révolution française, c’est d’autant plus passionnant qu’on touche à des éléments d’identité très forts pour les Français. On replace cette période fondatrice pour l’histoire hexagonale dans un cadre géographique plus vaste. On l’examine à côté d’autres révolutions qui se sont déroulées à la même époque, comme la Révolution américaine par exemple. Plus...

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The Information Railroad is Coming

The Information Railroad is Coming
You've probably read most of the points in this article before, but the railroad metaphor is compelling and the article is superbly written. Beginning with a closer look at the impact of technology on books and libraries, the author works nicely through an examination on the impact on teaching and the role of the university. More...

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11 avril 2018

Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH

Sharing History of Science and Medicine Gateway Metadata Using OAI-PMH
After a fairly standard description of the Open Archives Initiative, metadata harvesting and RSS, the author provides an insightful list of some of the problems and issues involved in setting up a repository. More...

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