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patcarstensen made a comment Oct 21 2020
"The most interesting thing I learned was that the innovation in use of fingerprints wasn't keeping the records but figuring out an index so they could find the relevant ones to look at." Permalink
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Murder--a dark, shameful deed, the last resort of the desperate or a vile tool of the greedy. And a very strange, very English obsession. But where did this fixation develop? And what does it tell us about ourselves? In The Art of the English...
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A "synthesis of social and political trends over the past century that shows how we have gone from an individualistic society to a more communitarian society and then back again--and how we can use that experience to overcome once again the...
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patcarstensen made a comment Oct 17 2020
"The title is appropriate in that it doesn't go much beyond "surviving" -- not giving a concrete plan for resisting or crusading against autocracy, for example." Permalink
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