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Volume VII, Number 4 | fall 2014

Miscellany

To combat widespread tardiness in the Ivory Coast, President Laurent Gbagbo in 2007 backed a Punctuality Night contest, which touted the slogan “African time is killing Africa, let’s fight it.” Nine prizes were awarded to the most punctual civil servants and businesspeople. Known to his colleagues as “Mr. White Man’s Time,” legal adviser Narcisse Aka won the first-place prize, a $60,000 villa.

The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.

- John Berger, 1984

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2014:

In Iowa, rural voters see a disconnect between town and country. 

1525:

In sixteenth-century Bavaria, peasants are fed-up with their landowners.

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#60 Orlando Figes

“In all revolutions there comes a moment when the high ideals of the revolutionaries crash onto the hard rocks of reality,” writes Orlando Figes in his essay for LQ's Revolutions issue. “That moment came for Russia in March 1921,” he says. More

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Voices for Peace 1914–2014

The New York Public Library, Lapham’s Quarterly, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York mark the 100th anniversary of World War I with a series of discussions by eminent historians.

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