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A Modern Famous Home Scholar

  Astra Taylor In 2006 Filmmaker Magazine called Astra Taylor one of the “25 new faces to watch” in filmmaking. Taylor is a Canadian-American documentary filmmaker best known for her philosophically oriented films Zizek!, about the philosopher Slavov Zizek, and Examined Life, a series of … Continue reading

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A Modern Famous Home Scholar

  Condoleezza Rice Angelina Rice knew her daughter was special, but when she took a year off from her job as a high school music teacher to home school little Condoleezza she had no idea she was laying down the educational building blocks for the first … Continue reading

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A Modern Famous Home Scholar

  Jedediah Purdy Jedediah Purdy is a law professor at Duke University and the author of several popular books on American culture and history. His first book,  For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today, was published in 1999, when Purdy … Continue reading

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