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Everyday Graces

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On February 17, 2012

Karen Santorum, wife of everyone’s favorite man, edited a lovely-looking book entitled Everyday Graces: A Child of Good Manners. Forward by Joe Paterno. A child of good manners accepts the abuse

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Hetch Hetchy

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On February 17, 2012
An iconic moment in environmental history is the construction of the Hetch Hetchy Dam. San Francisco, always desperate for fresh water supplies, looked to the Sierra Nevada to quench its thirst by the late 19th century. However, most of the Sierra’s water was owned by mining companies, used for hydraulic mining, by which high-pressure water […]

Margaret Sanger, Then and Now

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On February 16, 2012
To continue on the theme of late 19th/early 20th century sexuality and its implications for today, you all must read this absolutely outstanding Michelle Goldberg piece in The Nation on Margaret Sanger’s legacy. Sanger, the godmother of birth control in this country, was motivated to fight for legal contraception because of stories like this: It […]
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Anthony Comstock: American Prude

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On February 15, 2012
When I started writing over here, I had planned to run a series of my best posts at Alterdestiny since no one read them at the time. In fact, that’s why I had so many “Most Prominent Politician” posts when I first started–I was just taking them from over there. Speaking of which, look for […]
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