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Ur-Fascism | by Umberto Eco

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Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: History

From www.nybooks.com

|In 1942, at the age of ten, I received the First Provincial Award of Ludi Juveniles (a voluntary, compulsory competition for young Italian Fascists--that is, for every young Italian). I elaborated with rhetorical skill on the subject "Should we die for the glory of Mussolini and the immortal destiny of Italy?" My answer was positive.

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Making a Man of the Mad Monk

Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: History

From lareviewofbooks.org

NOVEMBER 23, 2016 IN A SMALL CEMETERY in the Pico-Union district of Los Angeles, some five miles from the humble two-story Craftsman home in Silver Lake where she had spent the last years of her life, an obscure Russian emigre rests in eternal peace.

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Read the letter the FBI sent MLK to try to convince him to kill himself - Vox

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: History

From www.vox.com

"We must mark him now, if we have not done so before, as the most dangerous Negro of the future in this Nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro and national security," FBI Domestic Intelligence Chief William Sullivan wrote in a memo two days later.

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Phase Contrast

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: History

From www.nikonsmallworld.com

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Differential Interference Contrast

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Category: History

From www.nikonsmallworld.com

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The Night New York Avoided a Riot - The Morning News

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: History

From www.themorningnews.org

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis a little after 6 p.m., Central Standard Time, on April 4, 1968. As the news spread around the country, angry and grieving inner-city residents poured into the streets.

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Chrysippus Died Laughing (Literally)

Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: History

From thepostmortempost.com

Chrysippus was a Greek Stoic philosopher born circa 279BC in Soli, Cilicia, a Roman province located in modern-day Turkey. He served as head of the Stoic School of Hellenistic philosophy in Athens until his death in circa 206BC.

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The Hitler mustache: Was it ever a fashionable style of facial hair?

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Category: History

From www.slate.com

J.C. Penney inadvertently sparked controversy by selling a teakettle that critics say looks like Adolf Hitler. The kettle’s handle features an angled black bulge that resembles the Führer’s haircut, and its spout is raised in what looks like a Nazi salute.

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The Burglary by Betty Medsger - Book - eBook - Random Hous

Monday, November 3, 2014
Category: History

From www.randomhouse.com

In late 1970, a mild-mannered Haverford College physics professor privately asked a few people this question: “What do you think of burglarizing an FBI office?” In remarkable detail and with astonishing depth of research, Betty Medsger reveals the never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the Media, Pennsylvania, FBI offices.

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A small miracle in the tortured history of Polish-Jewish relations

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Monday, November 3, 2014
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From www.theguardian.com

"Mir zaynen do!" ("We are here!") The defiant Yiddish refrain of a Polish Jewish partisan song, written in the darkest days of the second world war, rings out in the winter sunlight, echoing between a sombre monument to the heroes of the Warsaw ghetto rising and the shining, brand-new Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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