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Death of the White Rose – February 22, 1943

An annual re-post – Originally posted  in February 2010 Core Members of the White Rose – Munich 1942 – (l to r) Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst.  Arrested by the Gestapo and guillotined  on February 22, 1943. The notorious Nazi Judge Roland … Continue reading

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Rhode Island and the Coming of Religious Liberty

Touro Synagogue – Newport Rhode Island – founded by 15 Jewish families arriving in Rhode Island from Barbados in 1658.  It is the oldest synagogue in America. “To hold forth a lively experiment that a most flourishing civil state may … Continue reading

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European Dominion and White Privilege

I have always been a bit of a history buff.  Not a professional mind you but a student.  When I was a young man I had been accepted into the Master of History program at a relatively prestigious northeastern university … Continue reading

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It’s the 4th of July! Yaay! What’s With the 1812 Overture?

. So Fourth of July is here and we all will be hearing both the Capitol Fourth celebration and the Boston Pops play the final themes of the 1812 Overture on national television just prior to the fireworks. Why the … Continue reading

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Old Europe

Ah Europe! Last week the UK voted to leave the European Union; well actually England outside of London voted to leave as did Wales.  London, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay.  Now comes the hangover from the drunken deliriousness – … Continue reading

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The Arab Awakening of the 1950s

  “When the Iraqi poet Buland Haidari was buried in London in the summer of 1996, the men and women of Arabic letters who bade him farewell could not miss the poignancy of his fate. Haidari, born in Baghdad in … Continue reading

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Augustus, Ovid and Morality

Well it’s about 30B.C and Gaius Octavius, nephew of Julius Caesar, having defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra was now Emperor of Rome – actually First Citizen of the State. He had left the institutions of the Roman Republic in tact. … Continue reading

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