Holiday party season is about to begin so Shmoop is here to help. Whether you're noshing on latkes at a school shindig or avoiding the mistletoe at a family gathering, you're gonna need some conversation starters (or pivots).
Shmoop's online courses are filled with inspiration and knowledge to help you tackle events like these with ease. Our suggestion? Use our Online Courses. They have more info than you can stuff in a stocking, and with a Shmoop subscription, you'll get access to all of 'em. No matter who you're chatting with, you'll have some fun facts to throw their way.
1. The internet exists thanks in part to the Cold War.
2. There's such a thing as negative freedom.
When your conspiracy theorist uncle starts yammering on about evil government schemes, hit him with this one. Our Social Contract Theory course will back you up—and will probably pique Uncle Al's interest, too.