Chronicles Magazine Cultural Revolutions

  • Cultural Revolutions

    A Logical Choice

    Machiavelli, in answer to the question of whether a prince should prefer gold or arms, replied that arms were the logical choice since gold could not always buy a strong military but a strong military could usually acquire wealth.

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Changing Mottos

    Harvard University, in 1959, refused more than $350,000 in money offered for student loans by the National Defense Education Act in the wake of the Soviets' Sputnik shock because of the requirement that students submit to an oath and an affidavit...

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