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"There isn't anything fun to do. Let's go play in the sandbox."
- Anon. (Age 8)
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"Modern House" refers to a residential dwelling or structure incorporating some or all of a number of "modern" features, including any or all of the following incorporated into the original design and construction:
- Electrical wiring, outlets and small and large appliances
- Indoor plumbing, particularly running water and sewage service for the removal of human and household wastes
- Piped in 'natural gas' for cooking or heating
- Central heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Modern kitchen facilities such as electric or gas stoves for cooking, ovens, refrigeration and freezers for food storage
- Garages or carports designed for automobiles
- "Open plan" design features, such as:
- - Absence of walls between functional areas
- - Curtain (non-load bearing) walls
- - Archways, pass throughs and counters
- - More and larger windows and glass expanses (including window walls)
- - "Family rooms", dens or recreation rooms
Modern houses also use new or innovative building materials including:
- Plywood and various processed (kiln-dried, chemically treated, et. al.) wood products
- Plastics and synthetic materials for pipes, counters, insulation and waterproofing foundations and many other features
- Wall board rather than lathe and plaster walls
- Latex paints
Modern houses also tend to use innovative construction techniques including:
- Flat pitched roofs with wider overhangs
- Cantilevered porches
- Single-story designs emphasizing horizontal
- Eight foot to three meter ceiling heights rather than higher (12 foot to 4 meter) ceilings
To incorporate or retrofit any of these modern features into an older house (e.g., to bring running water, indoor plumbing, or electricity into an older farm house) is frequently referred to as "modernizing" it.
Individual modern houses may also be part of larger multi-house complexes built simultaneously, concurrently or sequentially, known as estates, tracts, developments, suburbs, or subdivisions. Sometimes such developments are derisively called "mass produced" housing.
Modern houses also tend to be characterized by the absence of certain features such as:
- Carriage houses or barns for horses
- Hitching posts
- Porte corcheres
- Separate rooms or wings for "live in" servants or employees
- Parlors and specialized rooms for "receiving" guests
Origins of The Modern House
Architecturally, the international origins of the modern house can be traced to a variety of influences, notably two architects the American Frank Lloyd Wright and the French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as Le Corbusier and a host of less celebrated architects of the Bauhaus, Prairie School, and International Style
Winfried Georg Sebald (usually identified as W.G. Sebald) was born May 18, 1944 in Wertach, Allegau, Germany and died December 14, 2001 in Norfolk, England.
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List of Communitarians
(One of the things that unites nearly all communitarians is that they deny that's what they are! The label is attributed by others).
List of Neoconservatives
- William Kristol: American political scientist, founder of the Weekly Standard, and U.S. Republican Party strategist; board member of Foreign Policy Initiative and Keep America Safe; chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett; son of Irving Kristol, dean of neoconservatism; contributor to The Weekly Standard and Washington Post; expert list, Middle East Forum
- Irving Kristol: (1920-2009) Founder of American neoconservatism; senior fellow emeritus of the American Enterprise Institute; founder and publisher, National Interest (magazine)
- Paul Wolfowitz: An American political scientist and policy-level foreign affairs official, of a neoconservative ideology; resident American Enterprise Institute and on International Security Advisory Board; Deputy Secretary of Defense in the George W. Bush Administration; advisor, Project for the New American Century
- L. Paul Bremer: Retired American Foreign Service Officer and counterterrorism specialist who was Presidential Envoy to Iraq in 2003-2004, running the Coalition Provisional Authority
- Charles Krauthammer: Conservative syndicated columnist, most associated with the Washingon Post; non-practicing psychiatrist; advisor, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; "favorite columnist", American Conservative Union
- Francis Fukuyama: Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, author and government adviser on global development and foreign policy; in and out of neoconservatism; adjunct fellow, Hudson Institute; director, National Endowment for Democracy, New America Foundation
- Donald Kagan: Historian and classics professor at Yale University, expert on the Peloponnesian War; Trustee emeritus, Hudson Institute; father of Robert Kagan and Frederick Kagan; Project for the New American Century
- Robert Kagan: U.S. foreign policy analyst and influencer; cofounder of the new Foreign Policy Initiative; senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, contributing editor at the New Republic and Weekly Standard, columnist, Washington Post; member, Council on Foreign Relations; fellow in American diplomatic history at American University; Aspen Strategy Group, Aspen Institute; son of Donald Kagan and brother of Frederick Kagan
- Frederick Kagan: A Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a member of the Strategic Assessments Group to GEN Stanley McChrystal in Afghanistan; former professor of history at the United States Military Academy; involved in planning the "Surge" in the Iraq War; academic adviser, Center for Security Policy; son of Donald Kagan and brother of Robert Kagan, prominent neoconservatives; spouse of Kimberly Kagan
- Kimberly Kagan: Military historian, president of the Institute for the Study of War; member of the Strategic Assessment Group for GEN Stanley McChrystal in developing new doctrine for the Afghanistan War (2001-); adviser to Multi-National Force-Iraq; spouse of Frederick Kagan
- John Podhoretz: Add brief definition or description
- Bret Stephens: Add brief definition or description
- Midge Decter: Neoconservative journalist; Trustee of the Heritage Foundation; Jamestown Foundation Advisory Board; Board of Advisors, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Committee on the Present Danger; Accuracy in Media National Advisory Board; spouse of Norman Podhoretz; advisor, Project for the New American Century
- Richard Perle: An American political scientist who has been an important advisor and facilitator, rather than executive, for U.S. foreign policy and is associated with neoconservatism
- Norman Podhoretz: Editor-at-large and formerly editor, Commentary (magazine), a leading journal of neoconservatism; member, Committee on the Present Danger; advisor, Project for the New American Century; adjunct fellow, Hudson Institute; spouse of Midge Decter
- John Podhoretz: Add brief definition or description
- Elliott Abrams: Neoconservative, convicted and pardoned on activities related to the Iran-Contra affair; National Security Council staff during George W. Bush Administration; senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; spouse of Rachel Abrams and son-in-law of Midge Decter and Norman Podhoretz; Project for the New American Century; Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute 1990-1996
- Rachel Abrams: neoconversative writer and blogger; member of the board, Emergency Committee for Israel; spouse of Elliott Abrams and daughter of Norman Podhoretz and Midge Decter; contributor, Weekly Standard
- Patrick Buchanan: U.S. paleoconservative journalist and political candidate; early assistant to Richard Nixon and speechwriter for Ronald Reagan
- Douglas Feith: An American strategic analyst, associated with neoconservatism, who held posts including Under Secretary of Defense for Policy in 2001-2005, when he advised Donald Rumsfeld on the Iraq War; fellow of the Hudson Institute
- Scooter Libby: Add brief definition or description
- Clifford May: President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Expert panel, Iraq Study Group
- Max Boot: Add brief definition or description
- Randy Scheunemann: Foreign policy and national security analyst; neoconservative and U.S. Republican Party consultant who operates a communications firm
- Gary Schmitt: Resident Scholar and Director of Advanced Strategic Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Executive Director, Project for the New American Century (1997-2005}; Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University (1996-97); Fellow, The National Interest, Brookings Institution, and National Strategy Information Center, (1988-96}; Executive Director, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1984-88}; ; minority staff (1981-1982) director (1982-1984) Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
- Danielle Pletka: Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, of the American Enterprise Institute, and an advocate of a forward-deployed and interventionist US position; member, Committee on the Present Danger
- Jamie Fly: Executive Director, Foreign Policy Initiative; Director for Counterproliferation Strategy at the National Security Council at the National Security Council (2008-2009) and Assistant for Transnational Threats Policy in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense (2005-2008); Republican National Committee 2004 campaign in Ohio and on the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Committee] Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations (2002-2004
- Justin Väisse: Add brief definition or description
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Add brief definition or description
- Jeane Kirkpatrick: (1926-2006) First woman to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in the Ronald Reagan Administration; President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1985-1990) and the Defense Policy Review Board (1985-1993); chaired the Secretary of Defense Commission on Fail Safe and Risk Reduction of the Nuclear Command and Control System (1992); senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute
- John Bolton: American attorney and diplomat, associated with neoconservatism; Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (2007-) and Senior Vice President for Public Policy Research (1997-2001); U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations 2005-2006; not confirmed as Ambassador; Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, 2001-2005
- David Frum: An American conservative author and commentator, who advocates renewal of the conservative movement and U.S. Republican Party, and has written in favor of an aggressive policy against terror, including preventive war; fired in March 2010 as Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
- Joshua Muravchik: Board of Trustees, Freedom House; neoconservative from Democratic Party and Socialist background; member, Committee for the Present Danger; Member, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs; Adjunct Scholar, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; former resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; former president, Young People’s Socialist League
- Daniel Senor: Now a commentator on the Middle East and investment capital adviser, a Republican who was a foreign policy and communications adviser in the Senate, Deputy Press Secretary in the George W. Bush Administration and spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority; adjunct fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations
- Kimberly Kessler: (see Kimberly Kagan.)
- Liz Cheney: neoconservative attorney; daughter of Dick Cheney and assisting him with his memoirs; founding board member of Keep America Safe and Chairman of the Board of the Institute for the Study of War; State Department official for the Middle East 2002-2006
- Dick Cheney: (1941–) U.S. Vice President in the George W. Bush Administration and advocate of neoconservatism and unitary Presidential authority; currently a political commentator; U.S. Secretary of Defense in the George H. W. Bush Administration; spouse of Lynne Cheney; father of Liz Cheney
- : (1907-1908) A pioneering social investigation of urban social problems in the Progressive Era funded by the Russell Sage Foundation and conducted in the "steel city" of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- : Large museum located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in 1869. The museum consists of 25 connected buildings and 46 exhibition halls for display of its large collection of diaramas, artifacts and scientific evidence of natural history.
- John James Audubon: West Indian-American illustrator and animalier, known for his illustrations of birds. The father of wildlife artist James Woodhouse Audubon
- : Animal activist, eccentric, and creator of the A.S.P.C.A., the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty against Animals
- : Popular Irish-American author of action-adventure books (1818-1883) born in County Down in northern Ireland, "Captain" Reid was a drinking companion of Edgar Allen Poe before fighting in the Mexican-American War of 1846 and was wounded at the Battle of Chapultepec. His books on the American West were popular with young boys in Europe and elsewhere.
- : An uncle of President Theodore Roosevelt who was a pioneering ichthyologist, crusader against over-fishing and eccentric.
- John Burroughs: Add brief definition or description
- Frank Chapman: Add brief definition or description
- George Bird Grinnell: Add brief definition or description
- National Wildlife Refuge System: Add brief definition or description
- U.S. Forest Service: Add brief definition or description
- Hetch Hetchy Valley: A glacial valley in Yosemite National Park in California flooded in the 1920s by O'Shaughnessy Dam on the Tuolumne River, forming the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, part of the water supply for the city of San Francisco, California. Damming the Tuolumne and flooding the valley was protested by John Muir and the Sierra Club
- : Mountain valley on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada range in Mariposa County, California. The valley is the point of entry and a major attraction of Yosemite National Park.
- Yosemite National Park: A national park, established in 1890, located in the Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada range of central California.
- : A grove of giant sequoia trees located in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park near Wawona, California.
- Street: Add brief definition or description
- : An administrative district in France and most of its former colonies. The City of Paris is divided into twenty arrondissements municipaux each of which have their own character and which constitute distinct spatial, cultural, social and political districts.
- : American literary critic, author, and teacher (born Lionel Mordecai Trilling), 1905-1975. A member of the New York Intellectuals and contributor to the Partisan Review.
- : American sociologist, lawyer, professor and public intellectual. 1909-2002. His 1950 book, The Lonely Crowd distinguished inner-directed and outer-directed personalities.
- : A name taken by several different publications representing the radical left, libertarian and other outlooks.
- Commentary: Add brief definition or description
- : A Jewish leftist publication that was during the 1930s edited by Herbert Solow and Elliott E. Cohen.
- International Herald Tribune: A widely read and influential English-language daily newspaper currently owned by the The New York Times Company and printed at three dozen sites throughout the world and sold in more than 180 countries.
- Nicholas Murray Butler: (1862–1947) American philosopher, diplomat, and educator who was president of Columbia University, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
- American Jewish Committee: Advocacy organization founded in 1906 to bring together all variants of American Jewry and defend the interests of Jews around the world.
- : English-language literary magazine founded in Paris in 1953 and currently based in New York City. It's original mission statement said it sought to publish "the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe grinders. So long as they're good."
- : Performing arts presentations combining song, dance, and [[orchesta]l music with spoken dialogue. Types of musical theater include, among others, Broadway musicals, revues, musical comedy, operetta, and light opera.
|Annie Get Your Gun||Irving Berlin||Annie Oakley, "Buffalo Bill" Cody||1946||1950|
|Aspects of Love||Andrew Lloyd Webber||1948||1948||1948|
|Cats||Andrew Lloyd Webber||1900||1900|
|Evita||Andrew Lloyd Webber||Argentina||1900|
|Meet Me In St. Louis||Irving Brecker/Fred Finklehoffe||Worlds Fair of 1904||The Smith family||1944|
|My Fair Lady||Edwardian London||1900|
|New York, New York||1900||1900|
|Oklahoma||Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein Jr.||Oklahoma Territory||Curley McLain, Laurey Williams||1941||1955|
|Private Lives||Noël Coward||London||1930|
|Phantom of the Opera||Andrew Lloyd Webber||Paris Opera, Paris Sewer||1941||1943|
|The Sound of Music||Austria||1900||1900|
|South Pacific||Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein Jr.||WWII in Pacific||1949||1958|
|State Fair||Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein Jr.||Iowa State Fair||The Frake family||1996||1945|
|West Side Story||Leonard Bernstein||1900||1900|
|The King and I||Siam||1900|
|Guys and Dolls||Broadway||1900|
|London Calling||Noel Coward||London||Willy & George Craft||1923|
|Kiss Me Kate|
|A Chorus Line|
|No No Nanette|
|Jesus Christ, Superstar||Tom Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|No No Nanette|
|Porgy and Bess|
|On the Town|
- Follies : Add brief definition or description
- F : Add brief definition or description
- Sound of Music : Add brief definition or description
- Bye Bye, Birdie : Add brief definition or description
- 1776 : Add brief definition or description
- Cinderella : A popular fairy tale with ancient origins.
- Into the Woods : Add brief definition or description
- Wonderful Town : Add brief definition or description
- Applause : Add brief definition or description
- Pajama Game : Add brief definition or description
- Guys and Dolls : Add brief definition or description
- Young Frankenstein : Add brief definition or description
- Scarlet Pimpernel : Add brief definition or description
- Music Man : Add brief definition or description
- Best Little Whorehouse in Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Music Man : Add brief definition or description
- Billy Elliot : Add brief definition or description
- On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) : Add brief definition or description
- Brigadoon : Add brief definition or description
- Finian's Rainbow : Add brief definition or description
- Aida : Add brief definition or description
- Hello Dolly : Add brief definition or description
- Seesaw : Add brief definition or description
- Ragtime : Add brief definition or description
- Annie Get Your Gun : Add brief definition or description
- Porgy and Bess : Add brief definition or description
- Desert Song : Add brief definition or description
- Show Boat : Add brief definition or description
- Mame : Add brief definition or description
- Mama Mia : Add brief definition or description
- Assassins : Add brief definition or description
- Bells are Ringing : Add brief definition or description
- Grand opera : Add brief definition or description
- Operetta : Add brief definition or description
- Alan Furst : Add brief definition or description
|1642-1651||English Civil War: Scarborough sides with the Royalists|
|March 1643||Castle garrison led by Sir Hugh Cholmley; briefly loses the Castle to his cousin, Captain Browne Bushell|
|August 1644||Parliamentary forces reach Scarborough following Royalist defeat at Marston Moor and the fall of York; Cholmley stalls with surrender negotiations|
|18th February 1645||Capture of Scarborough's port; first siege of the Castle by Parliamentary forces begins|
|24th March 1645||Sir John Meldrum, leader of the Parliamentary forces, badly injured in clifftop fall; allows Royalist surprise attack and delays siege by six weeks|
|1st May 1645||Parliamentarians' Committee of Both Kingdoms orders that the Castle be taken at all costs|
|10th May 1645||Royalist counter-attack leads to Parlimentary retreat after three-day bombardment and collapse of the keep's west wall|
|11th May 1645||Heavy hand-to-hand fighting around the barbican; Parliamentarians take heavier casualties, Meldrum killed|
|25th July 1645||Castle garrison surrenders following five-month siege|
|27th July 1648||New castle garrison goes over to the Royalist side|
|19th December 1648||Second siege brings Castle back under Parliamentary control; later used as a prison|
(No workgroup is going to want to claim this!)