FYI November 01, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1790 – Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster.
Reflections on the Revolution in France[1] is a political pamphlet written by the Irish statesman Edmund Burke and published in November 1790. One of the best-known intellectual attacks against the French Revolution,[2] Reflections is a defining tract of modern conservatism as well as an important contribution to international theory. Above all else, it has been one of the defining efforts of Edmund Burke’s transformation of “traditionalism into a self-conscious and fully conceived political philosophy of conservatism”.[3]

The pamphlet has not been easy to classify. Before seeing this work as a pamphlet, we should note that Burke wrote in the mode of a letter, invoking expectations of openness and selectivity that added a layer of meaning.[4] Academics have had trouble identifying whether Burke, or his tract, can best be understood as “a realist or an idealist, Rationalist or a Revolutionist”.[5] Thanks to its thoroughness, rhetorical skill, and literary power, it has become one of the most widely known of Burke’s writings and a classic text in political theory.[6] In the twentieth century, it greatly influenced conservative and classical liberal intellectuals, who recast Burke’s Whiggish arguments as a critique of communist and revolutionary-socialist programmes.

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Born On This Day

 
 
1915 – Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American painter, poet, and educator, co-founded the DuSable Museum of African American History (d. 2010)
Margaret Taylor-Burroughs (November 1, 1915[1][2] – November 21, 2010), also known as Margaret Taylor Goss, Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs or Margaret T G Burroughs; was an American visual artist, writer, poet, educator, and arts organizer. She co-founded the Ebony Museum of Chicago, now the DuSable Museum of African American History. An active member of the African-American community, she also helped to establish the South Side Community Art Center, whose opening on May 1, 1941 [3] was dedicated by the First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt.[4] There at the age of 23 Burroughs served as the youngest member of its board of directors. A long-time educator, she spent most of her career at DuSable High School. Taylor-Burroughs was a prolific writer, with her efforts directed toward the exploration of the Black experience and to children, especially to their appreciation of their cultural identity and to their introduction and growing awareness of art. She is also credited with the founding of Chicago’s Lake Meadows Art Fair in the early 1950s.

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FYI

 
 
By Katie Donough: The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Militant Tenant
 
 
 
 
By David Tracy: How a Florida Jeep Club Used Wranglers to Flip a Family’s House Over After Hurricane Michael
 
 
 
 
By David Tracy: Here’s a Bus With a Built-In 1972 Honda Z600 Escape Pod
 
 
 
 
Huh, who’d thunk?
By Kristen Lee: IIHS Says Teens Shouldn’t Have High-Horsepower Cars But, Like, They’re Not My Dad, Okay? Whatever
 
 
 
 
By Maggie Hendricks: Vertical Formation Skydiving Turns Sheer Terror Into A Beautiful Team Sport
 
 
 
 
By Maddie Stone: Scientists Have Just Named 17 New Sea Slug Species, and They’re All Fabulous
 
 
 
 
By The MNC Editorial Team 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCCXX): Janis Joplin having an Eternal Summer in Copacabana Brazil 1970, This Ghost Temple in Indonesia, Take Prehistoric Survival Classes with a Modern Caveman, Extreme English Gardening at Powis Castle and more ->
 
 
 
 
Atlas Obscura: Virginia has its own Stonehenge, but it’s made out of foam, Octopus Garden, KAWAZU JAPAN Looping Bridge and more ->
 
 
 
 
KarmaTube: The 2-year Phone Conversation that Changed a Life
 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice: Can diversity in children’s books tackle prejudice? The writing of a novel Publishing Trends: Tropes Readers Adore Across 15 Fiction Genres Amazon Launches Childhood-to-Career Program “Amazon Future Engineer” How Do We Measure Commercial Success in Publishing?
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: A New Resource for E-Books in the Public Domain: GITenberg Prototype Officially Launches
 
 
By Gary Price: National Archives Releases Watergate Road Map
 
 
 
 
Open Culture Colin Marshall: The Model Book of Calligraphy (1561–1596): A Stunningly Detailed Illuminated Manuscript Created over Three Decades
 
 
 
 
Open Culture Josh Jones: Watch/Hear Led Zeppelin’s Earliest Performances from 1968-69 & Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Band’s Birth
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds: Here Is How You NaNoWriMo, You Ruinous Monster, You
 
 
 
 
Today’s email was written by Stacy Conradt, edited by Whet Moser, and produced by Luiz Romero Quartz Obsession Rotisserie chicken: What goes around comes around
 
 
 
 
By Amada Bungartz: This Black Hawk Pilot Is Now Taking On Corporate America
Why you should care
Because combat skills can be invaluable for a successful career in corporate America.
 
 
By Blaire Briody: A ‘Housing First’ Strategy Could Help Solve Veteran Homelessness
Why you should care
Because when military members return home, they should have an actual place to call home.
 
 
 
 
By Pilar Marrero: LA Times Publishes Completely Different Political Endorsements in English and Spanish
 
 
 
 
By Ken Doctor – Newsonomics: “Digital defeats print” is the headline as Gannett steps away from printed election results
In cities across America, you won’t be able to find even the most cursory election results in your Wednesday morning newspaper next week. Is this speeding up newspapers’ transition to digital — or just burning a bridge they still need to cross?
 
 
 
 
By Scott Myers: Songwriters on Songwriting: Suzanne Vega
 
 
 
 
Steller Watch – November 1st: >38 Sea Lion of the Month
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
The Interior Frugalista: Talk Of The Town Party 147
 
 
Mint Notion by Eden Ashley: Stop Having Nothing To Wear + Build A Wardrobe You Love
 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: 15 Affordable Pottery Barn Hacks Perfect For Your Budget You can now have the beauty of Pottery Barn products minus the expense with these projects!
 
 

 
 


 
 

 
 

Recipes

 
 
By Whitney Fabre: Instant Pot Thanksgiving Side Dishes
 
 
By Gav110780: Awesome English Breakfast Muffins
 
 
By Penelopy Bulnick: Caramel Apple Frappuccino