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Lessons from Hitler’s Rise

April 26, 2017
Christopher R. Browning , Member (1994–95) in the School of Historical Studies, examines Hitler: Ascent 1889–1939 by Volker Ullrich in relation to the current political situation in the United States, writing "in early 2017 it is impossible for an American to read the...

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What I’m Reading: “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge”

April 24, 2017
"Flexner makes two points that seem to me particularly important right now, especially for policy makers thinking about higher education in the United States. One is that it is impossible to predict what research will turn out to be "useful" and therefore it’s foolish to...

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The Usefulness of a March for Science

April 23, 2017
“In some sense, the evidence of the usefulness of science is all around us,” Robbert Dijkgraaf said. “It’s in our back pockets, in our blood streams. We are governed by science—everybody is, even the people who aren’t supportive of it. But we are simply not...

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The Kantorowicz Conundrum

April 17, 2017
Jacob Heilbrunn of The National Interest reviews Ernst Kantorowicz : A Life (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017) by Robert E. Lerner , former Member in the School of Historical Studies, writing "in this, the first full-length biography of Kantorowicz, Robert E...