Atomic Age

Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

A Paradigm Shift For the Beat Generation

Friday, August 10, 2012


Jack Kerouac famously suggested the Beat Generation is "a swinging group…of new American men intent on joy." Scholars and writers join Kerouac in this 1959 discussion at the Brandeis University Club of New York for a rollicking, witty debate.

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The Takeaway

Reconsidering our National Parks

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

While the detonation of the atomic bomb in 1945 brought about death and destruction, the labs that created this bomb remain quiet and peaceful, albeit largely unseen. A bill in Congress may make these sites national parks, upping their tourism value and ensuring their preservation.

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