The truth is, I have absolutely no professional credentials – literally, which is why I’m teaching at MIT.
Congressional Republicans are dismantling the limited environmental protections initiated by Richard Nixon, who would be something of a dangerous radical in today’s political scene.
If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long.
The rise of capitalist practice and morality brought with it a radical revision of how the commons are treated, and also of how they are conceived.
The government argues that First Amendment rights are outweighed by the need to prosecute those who transmit classified information and documents.
The elections are run by the same industries that sell toothpaste on television.
The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control – ‘indoctrination’, we might say – exercised through the mass media.
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below.
Chemistry, until my childhood, not that long ago, was regarded as a calculating device. Because you couldn’t reduce to physics. So it’s just some way of calculating the result of experiments. The Bohr atom was treated that way.