A brilliant, pragmatic statesman and who worked to unify Germany and was the first Chancellor of the German Empire.
He practiced Realpolitik, a pragmatic approach that is often represented as Machiavellian.
He was called the Iron Chancellor because of a speech he made saying that "The great questions of the time will not be resolved by speeches and majority decisions...but by iron and blood."
He predicted that World War I will start because of "some damned fool thing in the Balkans."
Putting his poster on your office is a great way to piss off uber liberal college students.
"A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence."
"He who has his thumb on the purse has the power."
-Otto von Bismarck
SL students shit a brick when they see a picture of Otto von Bismarck on my professor's wall.
A phrase coined by the anthropologist Rene Girard to explain why your best friend is trying to steal your boyfriend from you.
Also known as triangulation of desire.
Mimetic desire, the desire for what somebody else has or wants, accounts for why I really want to go out with a guy that a lot of other girls find attractive.
An academic subject devoted to overanalyzing and simultaneously underestimating children, confusing the natural instincts of future preschool teachers.
My child development teacher doesn't allow me to use the word misbehave
1. A town in Emilia Romagna, Italy.
2. A progressive educational approach that American preschools have no idea how to apply.
1. The principal loves repeating the phrase "teacher as researcher" over and over again ever since she visited the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
2. Teacher 1: I put shiny mirrors and plants all over my classroom, now my school is Reggio Emilia!
Teacher 2: What is Reggio Emilia?
Teacher 1: I don't know, but now it is a great place to drop acid. Let's go charge yuppie parents up the ass!