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Of Satanism And Sacrifices

Can anyone find any evidence that would stand up in a court of law today to substantiate the accusation that Athénaïs de Montespan and Étienne Guibourg killed babies as sacrifices in Satanic rituals in the time of King Louis XIV? […]

Top 10 Facts They Don’t Tell You About Halloween

Ten facts they don’t tell children about Halloween. […]

Oh, To Be An Atom

The following is a poem written by a 6th grade student in 1962. I found it yesterday in a stack of papers left behind in a garage by a teacher, who died decades ago.

Oh, to be an atom Having so much power. Why, when a single neutron hits me Boom! How the people cower!

[…]

The Silly Diplomatic History Of The Early 1970s

A sampling of silly diplomacy from the early 1970s. […]

That Evil Century

A respected author wrote, “The evil methods which men use to get ahead in our century clearly show that their aims cannot be worth much.”

What century do you think this author was writing about, and what evil methods do you think we’re being referred to?

Security Culture Blow To Freedom Culture Began Before September 2001

This inversion in the political culture of the United States is happening at a time when the technology for the creation of a security state has been developed beyond our ancestors’ capacity for imagination. The FISA Amendments Act and the Patriot Act have resulted in the creation of a ubiquitous surveillance system far more powerful than what George Orwell anticipated in 1948. […]

Political Director of Americans Elect: Too Much Democracy is Dangerous (and Forget Your History)

Americans Elect Political Director Darry Sragow explains why it’s necessary for a corporate board to select the presidential candidates that voters will be allowed to choose between:

We have a Board of Directors who help oversee our process, which Professor Hasen correctly points out is self-appointed. While we don’t mean to put the board in […]

Earth Is A Pagan Deity

Earth really was a goddess, also known as Nerthus and Hertha, worshipped in Northern Europe. […]

Loewen: The Slaveholding South was AGAINST States’ Rights

In tomorrow’s Washington Post, James Loewen writes a succinct refutation of the notion that the South seceded from the Union and sparked a bloody war 150 years ago because of its dedication to the principle of states’ rights. Loewen points out that the Southern states’ written declarations object to Northern states’ autonomous decisions to:

1) […]

Merry Krampusnacht!

An historical primer on Krampus, the spirit of Yule Misrule, and some Krampus goodies. […]

The Execution Of Unity

King Charles the Fifth of the Netherlands outlawed heresy, leading to 43 years of religious violence, in which over 1,300 “heretics” were killed. The justification for the killings was the desire for unity. […]