To mark Steve Silberman’s winning of the 2015 Samuel Johnson book prize, UK’s top prize for non-fiction and the first science book to be so honored, we’re reposting Silberman’s 2011 NeuroTribes blog post honoring educators. In this post, he asks
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On a hot August night on the Lower East Side in 1988, poet Allen Ginsberg stepped out of a cab and into a riot. Tensions simmering between police and squatters in Tompkins Square Park had