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Soviet photo

Note: Transcription and translation added 8 Aug. 2012 Here’s a Soviet-era photo I recently acquired from someone in the former Lithuanian SSR: The banner reads: “For our Soviet Motherland.” Here’s the inscription on the back: The following transcription and translation … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2012

International Women’s Day, as described by Alexandra Kollontai, began as “a day of international solidarity, and a day for reviewing the strength and organization of proletarian women.”  Established through the determination of radical activist and organizer Clara Zetkin and a … Continue reading

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Hofstadter’s “Number Numbness,” Revisited

Originally posted to the blog “Randomize at Will,” September 2011.  In his May 1982 article, “On Number Numbness,” noted author, Gödel enthusiast and master of all things complicated Douglas Hofstadter eloquently laments a global decline in the appreciation and comprehension … Continue reading

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