Worthwhile Reading & Viewing

A photo essay about an old mill, by Gerard Van der Leun

From welder to welding robot programmer

Showing love through food

The University Empire

Privilege hoarding: Harvard and granite countertops

A 2006 post by Dr Sanity on the Western Left and radical Islam

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, 30 years later.

Cold Spring Shops writes about education, mating, fertility, and work.

3 thoughts on “Worthwhile Reading & Viewing”

  1. Even some people on the Left, as indicated by this New Republic article, seem to be catching on that something is badly wrong in American ‘elite’ education.

    Our system of elite education manufactures young people who are smart and talented and driven, yes, but also anxious, timid, and lost, with little intellectual curiosity and a stunted sense of purpose: trapped in a bubble of privilege, heading meekly in the same direction, great at what they’re doing but with no idea why they’re doing it. . . . There are exceptions, kids who insist, against all odds, on trying to get a real education. But their experience tends to make them feel like freaks. One student told me that a friend of hers had left Yale because she found the school ‘stifling to the parts of yourself that you’d call a soul.

    The nation’s top colleges are turning our kids into zombies

  2. MK…very cool. It was once common for factories, and even some hotels, to generate their own power, but not too many of those left.

    (Some generating *partial* power with solar arrays, but still needing the grid for night, etc)

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