Sunday, January 9, 2011

What is hot on 9 January 2011

Office Hours
Shamus Khan on Inequality and the Elite
This week we talk with Shamus Khan about his new book Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul’s School. One the one hand, elite social institutions—such as St. Paul’s—have opened up to women and minorities in recent decades, but on the other hand, inequality has increased and wealth is more concentrated now than since the 1920s. What explains this apparent contradiction between increasing openness yet rising inequality? Khan draws on his experiences as a student and then researcher at St. Paul’s to help answer this question.
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Veertien Achttien
Sir Stanley Maude en de vergeten koffer (zondag 7 januari 1917)
De man die de Turken in Mesopotamië op de hielen zat, deed eerst op Gallipoli met een stiff upper lip de deur voor de Britten dicht. Hop into the lighter Maude!
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