On failing to think long-term
Sophisticated societies from time to time collapse utterly, often leaving traces of a civilization that was at a proud peak just before the fall. Other societies facing the same dangers figure out how to adapt around them, recover, and go on to further centuries of success. Tonight the author of COLLAPSE examines the differences between them…
To an overflow house (our apologies to those who couldn’t make it in!), Jared Diamond articulately spelled out how his best-selling book, COLLAPSE, took shape.
At first it was going to be a book of 18 chapters chronicling 18 collapses of once-powerful societies…
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The teaching methods of Maria Montessori offer a unique approach to educating young minds about the vastness of geologic time, fostering an understanding of interconnectedness and a sense of responsibility for our shared world. But how many children are given the opportunity to wonder in this way?
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