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  • They Who Knock at Our Gates

    They Who Knock at Our Gates

    Genre: Science & Technology,Social Science
    Author: Mary Antin
    Duration: 02:24:29

    In 1914, over one million immigrants arrived in the United States, following in the footsteps of approximately ten million others who had arrived in the preceding decade. Faced with so many newcomers, many of them from backgrounds new to the American mix, voices in government and in the press had be ... [ more ]

  • The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

    The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

    Genre: Politics,Science & Technology,Social Science,Political Science,Politics,Science & Technology,Social Science,Political Science,Politics,Science & Technology,Social Science,Political Science,Politics,Science & Technology,Social Science,Political Science
    Author: Stephen Leacock, Susan Glaspell
    Duration: 02:24:09

    This lengthy political essay by noted Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock was written while he was professor of political economy at McGill University. He argues for a middle ground between capitalism and pure socialism. Listeners in the early 21st century may find this 90-year old essay oddly topica ... [ more ]

  • Diary of a Suicide

    Diary of a Suicide

    Genre: Science & Technology,Psychology
    Author: Wallace E. Baker
    Duration: 02:16:45

    “Mr. B. Russell Herts, c/o International Magazine, New York City. Under separate cover I am sending you a record of a young man who is about to commit suicide. My only object is that it may help…to ease the way for some who come after…. I do not sign this, but you may verify my death by communicatin ... [ more ]

  • Alcibiades I

    Alcibiades I

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 02:16:01

    As Jowett relates in his brilliant introduction, 95% of Plato's writing is certain and his reputation rests soundly on this foundation. The Alcibiades 1 appears to be a short work by Plato with only two characters: Socrates and Alcibiades. This dialogue has little dramatic verisimilitude but centres ... [ more ]

  • Parmenides

    Parmenides

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Plato
    Duration: 02:14:12

    Parmenides recounts a meeting between Socrates, Zeno and Parmenides. Topics discussed include universals, plurality and the One. - Summary by Geoffrey Edwards ... [ more ]

  • Path of Prosperity

    Path of Prosperity

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: James Allen
    Duration: 02:04:55

    Summary from The Path of Prosperity: I looked around upon the world, and saw that it was shadowed by sorrow and scorched by the fierce fires of suffering. And I looked for the cause. I looked around, but could not find it; I looked in books, but could not find it; I looked within, and found there bo ... [ more ]

  • Perpetual Peace, A Philosophic Essay (Trueblood Translation)

    Perpetual Peace, A Philosophic Essay (Trueblood Translation)

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Immanuel Kant
    Duration: 02:02:22

    This essay, written in 1795, puts forth a plan for a lasting peace between nations and peoples. Kant puts forth necessary means to any peace, and argues that nations can be brought into federation with one another without loss of sovereignty. In one translation, telling of the historical impact of t ... [ more ]

  • Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book VI

    Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book VI

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Diogenes Laertius
    Duration: 01:59:47

    There are 10 divisions in this title. This project is a recording of book 6. There is a number of interesting anecdotes on the lives of Antisthenes, Diogenes of Sinope, Monimus, Onesicritus, Crates of Thebes, Metrocles, Hipparchia, Menippus and Menedemus. Their school of thought is known an Cynicism ... [ more ]

  • Cynic Looks At Life

    Cynic Looks At Life

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: Ambrose Bierce
    Duration: 01:59:16

    Civilization, Immortality, the Death Penalty, these are just a few of the essays enclosed in this collection, A Cynic Looks At Life. Written by Ambrose Bierce, these essays continue to be thought provoking, offering a valid outlook on life. Summary by DaveC. ... [ more ]

  • Human Sacrifice

    Human Sacrifice

    Genre: Science & Technology,History & Philosophy
    Author: John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
    Duration: 01:56:32

    This was one of Lord Acton's essays, that was in response to the publication of the letters between Sir Robert Peel and Lord Macaulay. Lord Acton hoped to refute the common prejudice that the religious practice of sacrificing human victims was not always carried out by unfeeling and uncivilized peop ... [ more ]

  • How to Do Chemical Tricks

    How to Do Chemical Tricks

    Genre: Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: A. T. Anderson
    Duration: 01:53:59

    While a bit outdated in many of the more complex descriptions of several of the phenomena described, this book is nonetheless still fun and relevant for a person interested in basic chemistry or physics tricks, and the devices built in the book can be easily replicated with more modern materials. Th ... [ more ]

  • Under the Knife

    Under the Knife

    Genre: Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry
    Author: H. G. Wells
    Duration: 00:38:00

    Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer, now best remembered for his science fiction novels and often credited as being the father of science fiction. 'Under the Knife' is an eerie firsthand account by a patient of a surgical operation he experiences, which he already kno ... [ more ]