The Western Tradition

On 05/19/2012, in History, by thomas

Eugen Joseph Weber (April 24, 1925, Bucharest, Romania – May 17, 2007, Brentwood, Los Angeles, California) was a Romanian-born American historian with a special focus on Western Civilization. The Western Tradition, 5/e, offers carefully selected documents reflecting the social, political, economic, cultural, and religious development of Western civilization. Volume I spans the rise of Western civilization from Egypt and […]


On 03/02/2012, in History, Media, Politics & Law, by admin

This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy and the relationship between war, propaganda and class. Includes original interviews with a number of dissident scholars including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Peter Phillips (Project Censored), John Stauber (PR Watch), […]

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The Day the Universe changed

On 02/09/2011, in History, Philosophy, Technology R&D, by wouter

(subtitled “A Personal View by James Burke”) is a British documentary television series written and presented by science historian James Burke, originally broadcast in 1985 by the BBC. The series’ primary focus is on the effect of advances in science and technology on western philosophy. The title comes from the philosophical idea that the universe […]


The Tribal eye

On 02/08/2011, in History, Mythology, Philosophy, by wouter

The Tribal Eye is a seven-part BBC documentary series on the subject of Tribal art, written and presented by David Attenborough. It was first transmitted in 1975. Episodes 1. “Behind the Mask” This episode centers on the life and customs of the Dogon people in Mali, concentrating primarily on their masks and mask rituals. After […]


The Ascent of man

On 01/25/2011, in History, by wouter

This a thirteen-part documentary television series produced by the BBC and Time-Life Films which was first transmitted in 1973. It was written and presented by Jacob Bronowski. Intended as a series of “personal view” documentaries in the manner of Kenneth Clark’s 1969 series Civilisation, Ascent received acclaim for Bronowski’s highly informed but eloquently simple analysis, […]