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19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15

19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15

Episode 15 Reform Movements Hi I’m John Green. This is Crash Course U.S. history and today we finally get to talk about sex. Also some other things. Today we’re gonna discuss religious and moral reform movements in 19th century America, but I promise there will be some sex. Mr. Green, Mr. Green. Is it gonna …

The Origins of Suicide

The Origins of Suicide

One of the most surprising aspects about one of the saddest of all human possibilities, suicide, is that the suicide rate goes up markedly the richer and more developed a society becomes. We might expect suicide rates to vary across time and place, but not to increase alongside developments in wealth, comfort and security. That …

Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

POLITICAL THEORY THOREAU AND CVIL DISCOBEDIENCE In March 1845, the United States acquired a new president – James K. Polk – a forceful, aggressive political outsider intent on strengthening his country and asserting its pre-eminence in front of other world powers, especially Mexico and Great Britain. Within a year of his inauguration, he had declared …

The History of Classical Liberalism – Learn Liberty

The History of Classical Liberalism – Learn Liberty

If you ask most people what classical liberalism is, then theyíll say, itís essentially free-market economics. Itís all about low taxes, laissez faire, reducing the government intervention in the economy. But in fact, thatís a rather impoverished and narrow idea of what classical liberalism is. Itís actually a comprehensive philosophy, a way of thinking about …

The Truth About The Illuminati Revealed

The Truth About The Illuminati Revealed

Do invisible hands unknown to most the world have such great power they can engineer revolutions or manipulate economic crises? Are some of these people hardly even human, reptiles disguised as royals and nobility? Some people think so, telling us that behind many world-changing events there is a secret society playing puppet master. Perhaps the …