Tag Archives: internet

International relations. Or – a troglodyte lost in the internet

There are times—so many times—when I feel at a loss, not firmly fastened, just bewildered. I’m sure I’m not alone. As for example, the other day I discovered I had been hacked, and badly. I thought it was just me

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Are we losing our ability to memorize? And if we are, does it matter?

Years ago, when I taught, I resisted the requirement that I give tests that required memorization. I remembered the many nights as a student that I memorized material, aced the test the next morning, and promptly forgot everything. I wanted

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Claustrophobia and snowfields

It’s not an uncommon problem this time of year. Cabin fever. It’s been snowing most days this winter, and when it isn’t the sky is still gray. The snow is heaped up against the house in huge drifts and even

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