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First Principles: We Must Be Careful of the Ability of the Press To Stoke the Fires of Resentment and Revenge

“As unbalanced parties of every description can never tolerate a free inquiry of any kind, when employed against themselves, the license, and even the most temperate freedom of the press, soon excite resentment and revenge.” – John Adams, Discourses on … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: William Shakespeare – Hamlet

Although in some circles it is believed that we do not even really know who William Shakespeare truly was, the ‘Bard of Avon’ is said to have been born on April 26, 1564.  The poet, playwright, and actor came to … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Agamemnon – Aeschylus

The ancient Greek Aeschylus is often called the father of tragedy.  He is also credited by, among others, Aristotle with bringing more characters into theater to allow for the conflicts that lead to character development. Among the most famous poems … Continue reading

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