Daily Archives: April 15, 2011

The Vatican Library: On CBS-60 Minutes


I hope this link to CBS60 Minutes” Program, on the Vatican’s Library, will inspire you to value the written tradition: Culture exist, because humans exist: It is Our doing, and our legacy, and like everything else human, it only is as strong as the weakest link in the long chain of event we call history. In this case that link is your interest in the history of culture. 

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Today In History: Hillsborough Disaster (1989)


Hillsborough Disaster (1989)

The Hillsborough Disaster occurred in 1989 during a soccer match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough stadium in England. When the match began, many fans were still attempting to enter the stadium, forming a bottleneck at the gate. When the gates were opened, the push from the crowd crushed many against barriers, resulting in the deaths of 96 people. It remains the deadliest stadium-related disaster in British history. What factors are believed to have led to the disaster? More… Discuss

Quotatio Of The Day: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)


 

It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Émile Durkheim (1858)


Émile Durkheim (1858)

Along with Max Weber, Durkheim is considered one of the chief founders of modern sociology. His view that the methods of natural science can be applied to the study of society was influenced by the positivist philosophy of Auguste Comte. Durkheim held that the collective mind of society was the source of religion and morality and that the common values developed in society, particularly in primitive societies, are the cohesive bonds of social order. What was Durkheim’s view on crime? More… Discuss