As is quickly becoming usual, Tina at Diotima's Ladder asks excellent questions: Roosevelt and Obama: Did we avoid a Great Depression? | Diotima's Ladder. For the past week I’ve been rushing home every night to catch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History by Ken Burns. I’m not really a big Ken Burns fan. And yes, it’s the fiddle music. … Continue reading The Great Recession was less severe than the Great Depression because we do learn from history.
This is an incredible video that I really wished I had shared yesterday, but better late than never! George Takei, of Star Trek Sulu fame, talks about the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII and the bravery of those who fought in the war. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeBKBFAPwNc