Purge of Teachers and Academics Bulldozes Through Turkish Education

Supporters of President Erdoğan protest against the failed coup in Istanbul’s Taksim Square. EPA By Dr. Moritz Pieper / 07.21.2016 Lecturer in International Relations University of Salford, Manchester As news of the attempted military coup in Turkey unfolded, I was in Pennsylvania. Travelling in the US, I had coincidentally found myself in the home state[…]

Hillary Clinton’s Top VP Pick Lets Big Banks Know He’s in Their Corner

Sen. Tim Kaine is reportedly Bill Clinton’s favorite for the VP slot. (Photo: US Department of Education/flickr/cc) How Tim Kaine is signaling that he’ll be ‘an asset with banking interests on the fundraising trail’ By Deirdre Fulton / 07.21.2016 Sounding another alarm for progressives wary of the Democratic establishment’s support for Wall Street, the man[…]

“For the Sake of the Prospect”: Experiencing the World from Above in the Late 18th Century

starsandheights.com The first essay in a two-part series in which Lily Ford explores how balloon flight transformed our ideas of landscape. We begin with a look at the unique set of images included in Thomas Baldwin’s Airopaidia (1786) — the first “real” overhead aerial views. By Dr. Lily Ford Historian, Birkbeck University of London Researcher[…]