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HISTORY OF IDEAS – The Renaissance

HISTORY OF IDEAS – The Renaissance

The phenomenon known as the Renaissance is one of the standard stops on any tour through the history of Western culture. It encompasses a roughly 300 year period in Europe, where architects, poets and philosophers reconnected with the style and ambitions of ancient Greek and Roman civilization. The reasons for studying the Renaissance nowadays are …

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Wabi-sabi

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Wabi-sabi

When it comes to what things look like, the Western world is obsessed by perfection, by symmetry, and ideal proportion. This is a taste for beauty shaped by reverence for universal laws, mathematics, and an appetite for the perfect and the eternal. Japanese aesthetics are, however, very different indeed, and the core of the difference …

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Love

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Love

The strange thing about love is that even though we experienced it in a deeply personal and apparently instinctive way, it has a history. In other words people around the world haven’t always fallen in love the way they do now. The point of rehearsing a few of the telling moments in love’s history is …

The Ocean is Way Deeper Than You Think

The Ocean is Way Deeper Than You Think

The ocean is really, really deep, deeper, in fact, than most of us realize. If you were to shave off all of the land from the tops of every continent and island in the world and fill up the ocean’s deepest points with that land, then the entire earth would be covered in an ocean …

The History of Europeans in America | DW Documentary

The History of Europeans in America | DW Documentary

[Music] for immigrants leaving Europe for the new world the passage across the Atlantic was the first of many adventures at their destination they were greeted by a spectacular backdrop Manhattan in the harbor they were welcomed by a goddess of the modern age holding high a promise anyone seeking to better their fortunes here …

PHILOSOPHY – Albert Camus

PHILOSOPHY – Albert Camus

Albert Camus was an extremely handsome, mid 20th century French Algerian philosopher and writer whose claim to our attention is based on three novels: The Outsider, The Plage, The Fall and two philosophical essays: The Myth of Sisyphus and The Rebel. Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957 and died at the age …

Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

There are 196 countries in the world. 25 of them are very rich, defined as having an average wealth per person of over $100,000 a year. They are: But far more countries are quite poor, and some – which we’re considering here – are very very poor. These are the 20 poorest countries in the …