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Against School: How public education cripples our kids, and why
Gatto, John Taylor
Article
2003
An essay by a retired teacher on the infantilization of children by the public school system. This intellectual history of US public school curiculum reveals that it was conceived as a democratic mea...
The Anatomy of Judgment
Regal, Philip J.
Book
1990
Tracing the emergence of science and the social institutions that govern it, The Anatomy of Judgment is an odyssey into what human thinking or judgment mean.
Breaking the Spell of Stupid Opinions
Schieder, Elsa
Article
2006
When someone is outside the hold of a stupid opinion, its inanity is so apparent that one wonders how it could ever be held by anyone. But when people are caught believing something that isn't reality...
The Phenomenology of Mind
Hegel, G.W.F.
Book
1807
The birthplace and essence of Hegel's dialectic.
A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense: Find Your Inner Chomsky
Baillargeon, Normand
Book
2005
What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from...
Stupid Opinion #1: All Opinions are Equal
Schieder, Elsa
Article
2006
People say, "Don't be judgmental" - as if we shouldn't evaluate behaviour, from amazingly loving to atrocious. Many intone, "No one has the right to judge opinions" - as if racist opinions, say, had t...
We Make the Road By Walking: Conversations on education and social change
Horton, Myles; Freire, Paulo
Book
1990
Horton, the founder of the Highlander Folk School, and Freire, a Brazilian education leader, are from two different backgrounds, but their shared views on the use of participatory education in bringin...

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Improbable Research
What is Improbable Research? Improbable research is research that makes people laugh and then think. Improbable Research is the name of our organization. We collect (and sometimes conduct) improbable research. We publish a magaz...

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Sequential Problem Solving
The Project Gutenberg Book
Lozo, Fredric
2005
Thinking Clearly
Cases in Journalistic Decision Making
Rosenstiel, Tom and Mitchell, Amy
2003
Working with academic advisors and a team of long-time journalists, the Project for Excellence in Journalism created a case study curriculum for teaching journalistic process and practice. This textbo...