December 1904

  • Remarks at the Peace Banquet

    Speaking at the World's Peace Congress, on October 7, 1904, William James delivered a speech that appeared two months later in The Atlantic. In it, he considered the psychological roots of war, and explained why war would always be with us.

  • Emerson

    NOTE.—The paper that follows was composed by the late Henry James in 1868, or thereabouts, and read a few times to private audiences. It forms…

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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