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cultural history | Aug 19th, 2019

PBS Newshour Highlights Nikole Hannah-Jones' Groundbreaking 1619 Project

Nikole Hannah-Jones talks to PBS Newshour about her exciting project with The New York Times Magazine. The 1619 Project is a landmark issue of the magazine entirely devoted to commemorating the anniversary of American slavery, and reframing the nation’s past—and present—through the lens of this... Continue Reading →
cultural history | Jul 24th, 2011

Is Society Getting Less Violent? In a New Book, Steven Pinker Says Yes.

Harvard Psychology professor, Blank Slate author, and Lavin speaker Steven Pinker returns this October with a provocative and counterintuitive new book, The Better Angels of Our Nature, that looks at why we are less violent today than perhaps we’ve ever been. From the publisher: Faced with... Continue Reading →