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Hannah Arendt on SpaceX

Hannah Arendt, a 20th century German-Jewish political theorists, noted that people reacted with awe and inspiration in a similar way to the same event in 1961 as the space x launch in 2020. The reason people were so moved by it was that it symbolised humanity growing up. Finally, we had surpassed our adolescence and were […]

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History

OTD: Los Angeles riots erupt in the face of injustice

On April 29 1992, African-American communities were shocked by the acquittal of four white police officers for assault and extreme use of force against Rodney King. Following this, Los Angeles erupted into rioting on a scale not seen since. For five days, the city was subject to unprecedented levels of assault, looting and arson, resulting […]

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OTD: Muhammad Ali takes up the fight against the Vietnam War.

Today, Muhammad Ali in the popular imagination is a universally beloved figure. In the outpouring of grief following his death in 2016, the former heavyweight champion was mourned across the world, with over one billion tuning in to his memorial service. Ali’s charisma and campaigning for suffers of Parkinson’s disease particularly endeared him to the […]