The Mayonnaise Jar And The Beer


When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar……..and the beer. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise…

First Teacher


Published by the National Book Trust, A-5. Green Park, New Delhi-110016 India (Rupees Twenty only) Translated from the Russian in English by Olga Shartse “If there is one single book on education which will make you weep, this is it.” Duishena Chingiz Aitmatov I open my windows wide. A stream of fresh air comes pouring…

Basic Science and the Future of Russia


Open letter to the President and Prime Minister of Russian Federation 9 September 2009 / 09.09.09 / Dear Dmitry Anatolevich [Medvedev] and Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin], We consider it our duty to draw your attention to the disastrous state of basic science in the country.  Regress is continuing, the extent and severity of the danger of…

Libraries arround the World


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