The following quote appears to be a compilation of things said by a number of people in the late 1700's. Some researches doubt their authenticity even pointing to a businessman making this statement almost word for word in a speech he gave in the 1940's with no reference to any historian. A decade later politicians … Continue reading History Speaks
Every now and then you hear comparisons between nations and empires that came before and how our nation(s) compare to them. As Paul McCartney and Wings sang, "What's wrong with that, I'd like to know, 'cause here I go, again . . ." Edward Gibbon's classic work about "The Decline and Fall of the Roman … Continue reading You’ve Heard This Before, but . . .
I learned about the following event while watching the Documentary Channel last night. The movie I watched is Paper Clips and it tells the story that began in 1998 at Whitwell Middle School in Whitwell, Tennessee with an unusual project. This project began as a way to teach eighth grade students about prejudice and tolerance. … Continue reading How Many is Six Million?