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Through the Lense of History: May 3, 1775

Often the study of history can ground us and make us feel less “unique.” This allows us to hopefully put our own experiences into perspective and be able to hopefully learn from lessons of the past.  255 more words

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Empirical Controls

What if we, the United States,
did not win the war
but we were allowed to
by collusion
by illusion
appear to win
a war that never was a war… 263 more words


Captain James Cook's ship Endeavour believed found in US - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

This was interesting to read today because I’m reading the book 1776 by David McCullough and I’m to the part where they’ve just scuttled all those ships for the blockade, including this one apparently!   43 more words

You Say You Want a Revolution? Pt. 2

These are the times that try men’s souls.

Thomas Paine, prolific writer and an extremely quotable gentleman, definitely had his soul tried from the start of his very humble beginnings.   307 more words

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Revolutionary War Heroes

I came across a few graves of revolutionary war veterans in this cemetery in Stowe, Vermont. One died at age 80, 180 years ago, after fighting a war 240 years ago. 22 more words


Debunking the Notion of Good Wars

In the following video author David Swanson discusses his book War is a Lie. As a long time anti-war campaigner, Swanson’s purpose is to demolish the widespread belief that some wars (eg the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War and World War II) are “good wars. 165 more words

Things That Aren't What They Seem

The Means and Manner of Obtaining Virtue

This week, for the first time in two months, I realized it was almost Thursday and I had yet to start a book for today’s blog post.   707 more words

Book Club Thursday