People eat in a garden, oblivious

Older words for the Internet

This faith, in the inherent goodness of understanding, has made wonder and amazement and fantasy and miracle, as nouns and adjectives, all upbeat in our time. We might want to revisit that.

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The future of the university

My father recently put money in my son’s college fund. My son has more than a decade before he heads to college, but what a decade that might be. Already, online educational courses, from primary- and secondary-school initiatives like Khan Academy to university-level work, are …

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