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The Passions and the Interests: Political Argument&hellip by Albert O. Hirschman
Albert O. Hirschmans The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism Before Its Triumph is an essay as insightful and thought-provoking as it is elegant. Hirschmans Passions is a timeless classic that gracefully explores the intersection of economic, social and political thought, and provides a perceptive understanding of the Western worlds intellectual accommodation and acceptance of capitalism.

Hirschmans central thesis is that, at the dawn of the modern era, there was an emerging belief that the pursuit of economic interests would stimulate the benign human proclivities at the expense of some malignant ones (66). Of course, before the dawn of… Read more
Breakdown In Paradise Lp ~ CHILLIWACK
Breakdown in Paradise is my most cherished Canadian rock album, and is certainly in the top five of my favourite all-time rock records. You might be curious to hear this, since most people, including Canadian music fans, have never heard of the album. Unfortunately, Chilliwack's record company went broke around the time of Breakdown's release in 1979, and the album tragically sank into oblivion.

Breakdown in Paradise is unlike any other Chilliwack album, which is not surprising for a chameleon-like band that produced 11 studio albums and never played the same style for more than two albums in a row. It rocks much harder than the pop albums Chilliwack is best know for (Riding… Read more
Teacher Proof: Why research in education doesn't a&hellip by Tom Bennett
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Rarely in my 20 years of teaching have I read a book that is actually written by a teacher, for teachers and in defence of teachers. Tom Bennetts Teacher Proof is an invigorating breath of fresh air that deftly counter-attacks the onslaught of dubious educational research that bedevils our profession, and places pedagogical leadership back into the hands of those who understand education best: the front-line classroom teacher. Teacher Proof is a witty, defiant, thought-provoking and practical call-to-arms. As a result, its a book that new teachers will likely never be assigned in teachers training programs, even though every teacher ought to be compelled to read it by threat of a good… Read more