William Morris - influential artist, novelist, poet and socialist activist of Victorian Britain - penned two time-travel narratives: “A Dream of John Ball” and “News from Nowhere.” Fusing Marxism, late 19th century romance and science fiction, Morris’s works provide a utopian socialist take on government during a reforming period of Britain’s empire that increased political democracy on its constitutional monarchy. Join us as Professor Tom Prasch navigates Morris’s seemingly fictitious worlds of the past and the parallels of their posited futures with our current times. Tom Prasch is a...Continue reading »
Staff Review of IGen: Why Today's Super-connected Kids Are Growing up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy -- and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood (and What This Means for the Rest of Us)"After writing about the struggles of Gen X and Millennials in 2006's Generation Me , and the rise of society-wide obsession with self in 2009's Narcissism Epidemic , Dr. Twenge then set her sights on..."
Coming Up...ELL Conversation Group / Conversando en inglés
Learning English in the United States is one of the keys to success, and communication is essential to make friends, maintain business and to find jobs. Many more things can be achieved through learning or improving our level of English. ...
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