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The Disney Myth: 1

First off, let me start this topic/series off with what The Disney Myth actually is and where I’ve got it from. In David J. Ley’s 2009 book,  1,290 more words


I Found My Temple

From The Heart is a column specially for all those who aspire to express their experiences in writing. Today Rukmini Krishnan brings on this columns an excerpt from Tejas Vaidya who met Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan’s father. 1,066 more words


Rewriting history

Last week Oklahoma voted to ban Advanced Placement US History courses. (Well, officially it’s a bill that cuts funding for the teaching of the class, but the effect is about the same.) 571 more words

Advanced Placement

The Pledge of Allegiance: What It Means

W.J. Astore

I read old stuff.  Heck, I’m a historian: that’s what I’m supposed to do.  So I was reading an old pamphlet on “The Indiana World War Memorial” (circa 1940) and came across the Pledge of Allegiance as it was recited before McCarthyism reared its ugly head in the 1950s: 834 more words

US Politics

“Patriotism is a maggot in their heads” and thoughts on exploration (Walden 199)

Last time I ended with this: “Every man is the lord of a realm beside which the earthly empire of the Czar is but a petty state, a hummock left by the ice.” Thoreau has been talking about travel and discovery, but we soon realize that he’s talking about self-discovery, and he follows with this startling passage: 711 more words


CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA: The coming war...do we fight or just die?

Does anyone even watch what is going on in the world anymore? How about what is going on in your own country? There is an attempt at changing the social climate here that most folks are oblivious to and for the life of me, I just can’t figure it out! 603 more words

Damned if you do and damned if you don't when it comes to being an English sports fan.

I’ll admit that I’m writing this whilst a bit angry. I’ll admit that I’m writing this on the back of the English Rugby team’s loss today. 1,414 more words