The home office in Rome needed to be refurbished. So in 1516 a Dominican Friar was sent to Germany to sell indulgences (pieces of paper that offered God’s forgiveness in exchange for a monetary donation.) The next October, one of … Continue reading
Back when Education Majors were Punks… This post is intended to stand as a memorial to the historically verifiable fact that democracy depends on punks, not the compliant and well-behaved, upstanding, well groomed, appropriately attired, and overly polite. This second … Continue reading
The person who is here commemorated tried to remove superstition from human intellectual efforts. So today Philosophy students from all over the world come to this place to rub or kiss the toe of this statue; believing that this act … Continue reading
Back in 1618 a group of Protestant townspeople decided to respond to commands by their Catholic regents by tossing them out of this window. What happened next is a matter of perspective. Either they were assisted to the ground by … Continue reading
The plan was pretty simple. Attacking from the north and south at the same time, the British would be able to control a waterway and split those pesky New England radicals away from the rest of the colonies. Everything was … Continue reading
I remember when this famous statue used to stand in Karl Marx Stadt. But it no longer is there. Where is it now?
Hint: this was not on a battlefield, but on a College Campus. Not in Gettysburg, but in…