Worldly Philosopher, by Jeremy Adelman

Spotlight on…Public Intellectuals

The title of Jeremy Adelman's biography of Albert O. Hirschman, Worldly Philosopher, concisely sums up the character of many public intellectuals of the twentieth century. In battles that overflowed the geopolitical arena to encompass culture, the … [Read More...]

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John Nash wins Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Princeton University mathematician, John Nash, has won one of the highest honors in the field, an Abel Prize from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Nash will share the prize with colleague Louis Nirenberg. The academy stated, “Their … [Read More...]

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Davidson student hangs onto 97 percent March Madness ranking

Are you still mourning the loss of your perfect bracket after the multiple upsets this March Madness season? Even before the Villanova and NC State match up on Saturday, 99.3 percent of brackets were busted. As experts deem a perfect March Madness … [Read More...]

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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani mentions LOST ENLIGHTENMENT before Congress

Last night, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah were honored at a dinner held in the Ben Franklin Room. President Ashraf Ghani addressed the attendants of the dinner and stated, “[I]f there’s one book that you want to … [Read More...]

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#NewBooks

Books released during the week of March 16, 2015 The Enlightenment: History of an Idea Updated edition Vincenzo Ferrone With a new afterword by the author Translated by Elisabetta Tarantino "Ferrone's compelling and courageous effort to … [Read More...]

A Short Life of Kierkegaard, by Walter Lowrie

Spotlight on…Philosophers and Mystics

The nineteenth century was a period of extraordinary advances in science and engineering that seemed to bring the dream of a comprehensive understanding of the physical world within reach. Yet it was also the century that gave us Kierkegaard, … [Read More...]

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