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A Priest Almost Made Americans Overthrow Their Gov’t

Charles Coughlin (October 25, 1891 – October 27, 1979) Again, there’s nothing new under the sun. American-style fascism was rampant in the 1930’s. At the forefront of the movement was a Roman Catholic priest who was born in Canada. He … Continue reading

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The “America First” Slogan is Not New:

Ernest Lundeen (August 4, 1878 – August 31, 1940) Why would I purposely look at the life and death of a ‘minor’ figure in American politics? Because, my friends, there is nothing new under the sun. With an unknown birthtime, … Continue reading

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With a Cast and Crew of Thousands, the Talkies Come to:

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) The general release of this film was yesterday, so I took the missus to the movies for her birthday (which is actually today). We haven’t been out to see a film in almost two-and-a-half … Continue reading

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The Author who Shared the Remains of an Age with Us

Kazuo Ishiguro (November 9, 1954) Long before “Downton Abbey” the recent past in England was explored by Kazuo Ishiguro in his book “The Remains of the Day” in 1989. By 1993, this book was adapted into a film, starring Anthony … Continue reading

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When Bonnie Met Clyde, a Legend was Reborn

Bonnie Parker (1910-1934) and Clyde Barrow (1909-1934) I must confess to a certain fascination for this couple. Although I have no intention of glamorizing violence, they do seem like Robin Hood and Maid Marian reborn into the 20th century. Their … Continue reading

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