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The Last Invasion of Britain Was a Comic Opera Farce

The whole saga of The Last Invasion of Britain is told on the panoramic Fishguard Tapestry from beginning to end and is on display in its own museum in the Welsh village.  Captioned in Welsh and Engli

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Never Underestimate the Power of a Pamphlet—Communist Manifesto

Marxists love this kind heroic imaginary.  You can pretty much define the sect by who gets added to these founders in a Mt. Rushmore-like row. The pamphlet as a literary form and polemical tool owes i

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Presidents Day Hangover—The Often Hungover Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce has been called the most handsome President.  After that the accolades taper of dramatically Yesterday, as noted was the Presidents Day  Holiday.   You might have hoped to have escaped

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Presidents Day Among the Ashes

Finding it hard to get into the spirit of the day, Bunky?   Are pictures of George and Abe, fly-over panoramas of Mt. Rushmore,   your kid’s cherry tree and log cabin school projects magneted to the r

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William Wells Brown—Abolitionist, Novelist, Polymath…and Footnote

William Wells Brown in 1847 at the time of the publication of his first book of memois. His life was as compelling as any character her ever created—up from illiterate slavery to international celebri

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