… every god that is dead can be conjured again to life, as any fragment of rock from a hillside, set respectfully in a garden, will arrest the eye. 549 more words
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When did Americans start making the claim that the United States was founded as a Christian nation? Why has this myth been so appealing? Dave Krueger talks with Steven K. 92 more words
Today David Brooks tells us about the American foundational myth depicted on the dome of the Library of Congress.
It starts with a figure representing Egypt (written records) and then continues through Judea (religion), Greece (philosophy), Islam (physics), Italy (the fine arts), Germany (printing), Spain (discovery), England (literature), France (emancipation) and it culminates with America (science). 531 more words