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10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness

Thomas E. Ricks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, military history columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and a visiting fellow for the history department at Bowdoin College. The following is an excerpt from his book, “First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How […]
10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness
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How the ancient Greeks proved Earth was round over 2,000 years ago

In the mid-20th century, we began launching satellites into space that would help us determine the exact circumference of the Earth: 40,030 km. But over 2000 years earlier, a man in Ancient Greece came up with nearly the exact same figure using just a stick and his brain. Following is […]
How the ancient Greeks proved Earth was round over 2,000 years ago