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The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
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Dream Worlds Here and There
Book Review of "2312" by Kim Stanley Robinson
Short reviews Robinson's "2312," which concerns the state of a world three hundred years from now in which a twisted version of the dream "another world is possible" has come to pass, where nothing st...
In Praise of the Telescopic Perspective: A Reflection on Living Through Turbulent Times
Perspective to lift the blinders of our cultural moment
Maria Popova has found solace in taking a more telescopic view - not merely on the short human timescale of her own life, looking back on having lived through a Communist dictatorship and having seen ...