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Volume VII, Number 4 | fall 2014

Miscellany

In 2013 a picture taken by the Planck telescope of fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background—radiation generated by the Big Bang—resulted in the estimation that the universe is 13.82 billion years old.

Our allotted time is the passing of a shadow.

- Book of Wisdom, c. 100 BC

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Serfin’ USA

2014:

In Iowa, rural voters see a disconnect between town and country. 

1525:

In sixteenth-century Bavaria, peasants are fed-up with their landowners.

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#60 Orlando Figes

“In all revolutions there comes a moment when the high ideals of the revolutionaries crash onto the hard rocks of reality,” writes Orlando Figes in his essay for LQ's Revolutions issue. “That moment came for Russia in March 1921,” he says. More

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Voices for Peace 1914–2014

The New York Public Library, Lapham’s Quarterly, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York mark the 100th anniversary of World War I with a series of discussions by eminent historians.

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