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In 1215 at Runnymede, Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah

Magna Carta is now 800 years old, but I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do to celebrate the birthday of a document. The main way academia seems to be calling attention to it is by destroying some of the … Continue reading

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Look Away, Look Away, Look Away, Dicksy Land

One location in the Oz books that comes across as somewhat troublesome to modern readers is Dicksy Land, a place in the Munchkin Country that Dorothy, the Patchwork Girl, and the Cowardly Lion come across while searching for Ojo in … Continue reading

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The Lucifer Show

I’ve been intermittently reading John Milton’s Paradise Lost, which popularized the idea of Satan being a fallen angel originally named Lucifer. The name means “light-bringer,” and is not used to refer to the Adversary in the Bible. It was actually … Continue reading

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