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Preserving Jeremy Bentham

You might know Jeremy Bentham as the father of Utilitarianism—once the dominant moral and political view of the Western world. Perhaps you know ...

David Hume: Publish or Perish

Think you’re having a hard time getting published? Then you and David Hume have something in common. The 18th century Scottish literatus, ...

The Complex Role of Language in Cultural Assimilation

Immigration plays a huge role in shaping what any country looks like. Immigrants face the distinct challenges that come with living between two ...

A Brief History of the English Language

Language is in a constant state of evolution. All of the words we use daily found their way into the modern lexicon via a distinct history. The ...

The Scourge of Modern Piracy

As terrifying as the memorable pirates of history were in their day, they've become the subject of romanticized stories, theme park rides and big ...

The History of Books: Early Forms

The story of how books have adapted and developed over the centuries is an important story in the rise of civilization. Books have provided ...

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