At one of the conferences at the Health Exhibition, Mr. Marchant Williams, School Inpector of the London School Board, stated that at some of the Board schools, 40 per cent of the children arrived occasionally without any breakfast at all, and that at others 28 per cent arrived without any dinner. The sufferings of these thousands of unfortunate and enfeebled children are at least in part caused by the ignorance of parents, who do not know either where to obtain or how to prepare nutritious food for them. Dr. Guthrie, in starting his ragged schools in Edinburgh, gave the children a good plateful of oatmeal porridge to begin the day. Cheap breakfasts and cheap soup for dinners should be procurable in the neighbourhood of every school for poor children. Even halfpenny dinners have been served in the East of London.
What says “leisure hour” more than a 900-page Oxford Companion to Beer?
Is Facebook™ the CIA? Pravda.ru agrues: yes.
Europe against the Left.
Cave artbook inadvertently an excellent illustration of why you shouldn’t admit to playing shooting games.
Remembering Berlusconi through classical mythology.
Via Serwer and Drum, the National Review is obviously where you turn for perspectives on “authentic blackness.” As usual, the real insanity is not that the person thought this, but thought that their argument was convincing enough to publish. Meanwhile, Ta-Nehisi Coates seems to have anticipated the National Review position.
Via Crooked Timber and Brian Leiter, Horkeimer and Adorno’s notes for an updated Communist Manifesto.
Crackdown on Montreal construction.
In spite of being vastly more reasonable of a place than America, Canada is not immune to this kind of thing so let’s not get too comfortable.
Via Radley Balko, the War on Terror and police militarism.