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1947

There’s a feeling a guy gets when the creases in his pants are straight, and the part in his hair is just right. His shoes are shined and his tie is knotted into a perfect Windsor. 2,313 more words

Crucible Questions #1

Instructions

Please answer the following reading questions about The Crucible

  • Beginning with “A small upper bedroom…”
  • Ending with “suspicions and the envy of the miserable toward the happy could and did burst out in the general revenge”
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American Lit I

On This Day: August 24th

On this day in 1954, President Eisenhower signed the Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party, at height of McCarthyism. 



On This Day

The parable of the two gardeners 

Once there was a great king who lived in a beautiful palace. He loved surrounding himself and his people with beauty. He commissioned stunning sculptures and paintings, and his palace and city were filled with stunning architecture. 1,255 more words

Politics

Eco, the Red Menace and a Distant Mirror

Umberto Eco’s bestselling debut novel The Name of the Rose is famed for being laced with symbolism, allegory and its intertextuality; William of Baskerville is a clear nod to Sherlock Holmes, whilst Jorge of Burgos is conspicuously named after one of Eco’s main influences, the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. 1,560 more words

Allegory

How Russia Deflects Its Meddling in US Elections: Have RT Call Hillary Clinton the New Joseph McCarthy

Russia’s propaganda channel RT, available on most cable networks across the entire US, courtesy of the Kremlin, has been working overtime to influence American viewers and America’s election. 1,442 more words

Russia

A sad tale

The current dispute between Republican candidate for president Donald Trump and the family of a Moslem American soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan is a losing proposition for both sides. 686 more words

Politics