Archive for the ‘politics’ Category

Posed by Luc Sante, in an interesting post about an educational pocket library series published by the early 20th century American Socialist weekly Appeal to Reason: What happened to continuing self-education? These books were read by teamsters and machinists and stevedores and farmhands and miners. They read them not because they thought the books could […]


It seems I underestimated Witold Gombrowicz. I’ve come late to this story, from the Süddeutsche Zeitung, but it seems he’s capable of more than just rattling cages. Thomas Urban looks into the week-long conflict in Poland over required reading in schools. The governing coalition is now threatened with collapse over the dispute, centering around the […]