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Dead Symbols

I am reading a book recommended by a friend called “The Culture of Classicism”, written by history professor Caroline Winterer. The author notes that the book “charts how Americans over the course of the 19th century fundamentally changed their relationship … Continue reading

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Freedom, Transparency and Trust

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” ~ Thomas Jefferson An informed nation hinges upon a citizenry desirous of the truth and a government … Continue reading

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A Nation of Nitwits? I think not!

Bob Herbert’s recent column in the New York Times, “Putting our Brains on Hold,” is a real wake-up call. In a nutshell, Herbert described the precipitous drop in quality of a U.S. education versus that of other developed nations over … Continue reading

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Apathy, Anger and the American Way

I was disappointed yesterday to read in our local paper that only 28.3% of registered voters took the time to vote in yesterday’s primary election. The article entitled “Apathy defeats anger in primary election” went on to note that only 14.82% … Continue reading

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