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Monthly Archives: July 2012

"It ought always to be remembered, that literary institutions are founded and endowed for the common good, and not for the private advantage of those who resort to them for education. It is not that they may be enabled to pass through life in an easy or reputable manner, but that their mental powers may be cultivated and improved for the benefit of society." Jul 28, 2012

—Joseph McKeen, 1802 Inaugural Address as President of Bowdoin College This quote is emblazoned on banners around the Bowdoin campus.  It’s always good to be reminded that the debate in academia—as to whether educational institutions are serving consumers or producing … Continue reading

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On the Aesthetic of Rachel Maddow Jul 24, 2012

Now, it should be said that I’m not a Rachel Maddow fanboy.  But I spent some time with the program during my dissertation work and I do have a great deal of respect for the show and what it’s trying … Continue reading

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Chapter from Dan Kreiss' New Book Jul 16, 2012

Culture Digitally has posted a preview chapter of Dan Kreiss’ new book, Taking Our Country Back: The Crafting of Networked Politics from Howard Dean to Barack Obama.  The site has a nice burgeoning tradition of inviting scholars to talk over new … Continue reading

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