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Land of Dairy Milk Bars and Honey

Tonight, I’m going to take a look at British Israelism, the movement popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that insisted the British were descended from refugees from Israel. This was essentially a way to be pro-Semitic and … Continue reading

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How Do You Make a King Lear?

Fool, by Christopher Moore – This is basically a comic retelling of Shakespeare’s King Lear from the point of view of the Fool, whom Moore names Pocket. I hadn’t actually read Lear before, so I did in preparation for the … Continue reading

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