Captain of the Gate

  Our homeschool readers might like to consider having their kids memorize this poem by Thomas Babington Macaulay.  Much that is great in Western Civilization, or was great in Western Civilization when the poem was being routinely taught to school kids, is contained in it:

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Men as Meat

Julius:  The new made Adam!  And this is how you see man?  Noble, beautiful, unafraid? Michelangelo:  How else should I see him? Julius:  As he is! Corrupt and evil! His hands dripping with blood, destined for damnation! Your painting is

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PopeWatch: Mystery

  One of the deeper mysteries currently in the Church is why the Pope Emeritus resigned.  Ostensibly for health reasons, more than two years later he is still with us, quite healthy for a man of 87.  If the resignation

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July 20, 1945: Dear Bess

  Harry Truman was a very happily married man and whenever he was separated from his wife, he would write her chatty letters which are a first rate source of what he was thinking on a particular day.  He wrote

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