Monthly Archives: November 2011

Criteria for Success

“I believe this now without question: income, position, the opinion of ones friends, the judgement of one’s peers and all the other traditional criteria by which human beings are generally judged, are for the birds – quite worthless. The only … Continue reading

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Freedom of the Press

“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one” A.J. Leibling (press critic)

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Cities and Governments

“Governments throughout history have regarded their big cities with suspicion, for cities by their nature are pragmatic places, in which social changes are most likely to arize, manacing the security and privelege of the ruling elite” Donald W. Fryer.

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Christian festivals superimposed on pagan feasts

“When we remember that the festival of St. George in April has replaced the ancient pagan feast of the Parilia; that the festival of St. John the Baptist in June has succeeded to a heathen midsummer festival of water; that … Continue reading

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Heroes

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood … who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who speaks himself in a worthy cause … who … Continue reading

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Population

“The desirable people of our society are already restricting their families; the undesirables won’t, and never will” Thomas Thompson: “Hearts”

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Brave and Gay

“A movement in the shadows caught the tail of my eye, and glancing that way, I saw where on one of the side benches, withdrawn as though into a world of their own, Gault and levin leaned on each other’s … Continue reading

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