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“Catholic & Protestant officials focused witch trial activity in religious battlegrounds during the Reformation to attract the loyalty of undecided Christians.”
John McCain was a leader of extraordinary character. This speech highlights some of the reasons why he should continue to command our respect and attention.
For this reason, maps are no more transparent than a Giotto portrait or Greek pottery. The work of human intelligence, they necessarily obscure as much as they reveal, and offer only opacity when we hope for insight. This calls into question our assumption, both as their makers and viewers, that we control maps.
“The new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that both people and materials were flowing between areas around 5,000 years ago and that some of these people stayed put in the region.”
If you thought dentists made you uncomfortable, imagine your barber pulling your teeth. Do you consider squirrels an exotic pet? Take a look at primary research on the humble gunflint can give us insight into many aspects of the 18th century, including trade routes.
“How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online” — Quartz By Thu-Huong Ha, September 1, 2017…
Liberals have good reasons to dislike Donald Trump; conservatives have more. Opposing this president is not about being a conservative or a liberal; it is about being a good citizen. Four men that have done far more to serve our country than Donald Trump agree: Donald Trump is doing real damage to our country and it is time for ALL Americans to stand up to this danger.
“We will either look back on this in 20 years and laugh at the absurdity of what Trump has been proposing or someone else will look back in 200 years at the ruins of a crumbled civilization and wonder how we could have inflicted such damage upon ourselves.”
“Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don’t represent the best of America, they represent the worst of humankind, and they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior.” -George W. Bush, September 17, 2001
Given the ongoing controversy surrounding the status of Confederate monuments and the efforts to remove them from public places, it might be worth considering what the advocates for preserving these relics actually want.
“We are mainly concerned with the Republican Party’s nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency.”
“History Is Not There To Be Liked: On Historical Memory, Real and Fake” by Jason Steinhauer (Foreign Policy Research Institute)
A myth is a story that people tell themselves about their past. Edith Hamilton described mythology as an explanation of nature, and indeed all myths have an explanatory quality. They are stories that explain how the world came to be. Culture, as Clifford Geertz laid out, is “a system of inherited conceptions expressed in symbolic forms.” Culture is the sum of what we pass down through language, ideas, and signs. Myths explain the world. Cultures perpetuate them.
“In those days, the English really needed to rely on us and, yes, they were polite as best they could be, but they regarded us as savages nonetheless.”
“Three US presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Barack Obama, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while serving in office. One, Jimmy Carter, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for contributions after his presidency.”
Calling a Republican a fiscal conservative is about the same as calling an elephant a petite mammal. If you do it, you’re either ignorant or a liar. Either way, Republicans are the party of fiscal recklessness and it has been this way now for over 40 years. The evidence is overwhelming and indisputable.
“Old, white, and uneducated is not the future of this country. A vote for Trump is not a vote for the future. It is a vote for a past that never really existed. To the extent that it did, we should be seeking to leave these elements behind- not seeking to restore them. “
Realistically, your chance of being killed by one of the law enforcement agents being sent to face the refugees is higher than the risk of being killed by a refugee.
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If you think there is actually a real debate about the answer to this question, you should probably spend a little bit more time studying economics.
“It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help. If I say I am Christian, but do these things, I’m a hypocrite.” -Pope Francis
Today many are still shocked to learn of medical institutions entrusted with the care of the sick and mentally ill selling admission and putting their human charges on display, not unlike zoo animals.
“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” daughter Meghan McCain said, setting the tone for eulogies by Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.