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Books Are Only Powerful If People Read Them

Books Are Only Powerful If People Read Them

The “Classics” of Today “We cannot have expression till there is something to be expressed” Margaret Fuller writes in her famous essay “American Literature; Its Position in the Present Time, and Prospects for the Future” in 1846 and states that Americans do not have their 

Education: More Than Just Being “Book Smart”?

Education: More Than Just Being “Book Smart”?

But books are good only as far as a boy is ready for them. He sometimes gets ready very slowly. Ralph Waldo Emerson “The Conduct of Life/Culture” There is more to life than being “book smart.” For centuries the education system has relied on books 

Science and Literature: A Tragic Love Story

Science and Literature: A Tragic Love Story

Science and Literature, a combination we do not seem to put together much today. In higher levels of study, there is the humanities (including English) and science. Classified in two separate places. There is science writing; lab reports, observations, experiment procedures, data analysis, where there