Tag Archives: American Revolution

Marc Estrin : ‘When in the Course of…’

Image from skiptomylou.A tale of two coursesof human events ‘In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury…’ By Marc Estrin | The … finish reading Marc Estrin : ‘When in the Course of…’

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Robert Jensen : Nature Bats Last

“Celebrating Global Warming.” Art quilt by Laura Wasilowski / PAQA. Nature bats last: Notes on revolution and resistance, revelation and redemption By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / August 14, 2011 [An edited version of this essay was presented … finish reading Robert Jensen : Nature Bats Last

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David P. Hamilton : France’s Gift to America Was Our Independence

Benjamin Franklin at the Court of France, 1778. Painting by Hobens / Library of Congress.Letters from France I:France’s greatest gift to Americawas our independence By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / May 19, 2011 [This is the first … finish reading David P. Hamilton : France’s Gift to America Was Our Independence

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David Van Os : Celebrate the Vision

Photo by Tom Weber / Minnesota Public Radio.Notes from a Texas patriot:Though stained with hypocrisy,The vision has inspired millions By David Van Os / The Rag Blog / July 4, 2010 [Independence Day] Today is the 234th anniversary of the … finish reading David Van Os : Celebrate the Vision

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Texas Board of Education : Who’s Afraid of Thomas Jefferson?

Mount Rushmore by Nizar. Cartoon from toonpool.Why is Texas afraid of Thomas Jefferson? Jefferson remains a threat in the eyes of interested parties because his vision for democracy required more than consumerism and optional participation in periodic voting days. By … finish reading Texas Board of Education : Who’s Afraid of Thomas Jefferson?

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The Christian Right : Our Founding Fathers Would be Appalled

George Washington, the Father of our Country, is memorialized in marble — totally ready to toga — on the U.S. Capitol grounds (circa 1899). The statue is now in the Smithsonian. Photo from the Library of Congress / Boston College Magazine.Today’s … finish reading The Christian Right : Our Founding Fathers Would be Appalled

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