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"The time bomb laid beneath history 238 years ago is a time bomb of pure conundrum, and the people who put it there knew that the essential engine of democracy is paradox, noble bluffs to be called, high-minded promises in savage conflict with each other. And they knew that, too, all of them, when they piled the dirt atop the time bomb they had laid beneath history, wiped their hands daintily, and walked away.  Happy Independence Day.  Listen for the small explosions. Listen for them well…

"The time bomb laid beneath history 238 years ago is a time bomb of pure conundrum, and the people who put it there knew that the essential engine of democracy is paradox, noble bluffs to be called, high-minded promises in savage conflict with each other. And they knew that, too, all of them, when they piled the dirt atop the time bomb they had laid beneath history, wiped their hands daintily, and walked away. Happy Independence Day. Listen for the small explosions. Listen for them well…

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42_Eleanor Roosevelt_revealblurb

Clara Barton. Like me, she was only 5 feet tall and had a birthday in December! She forced her way onto Civil War battlefields to nurse wounded soldiers (Army brass didn't want a woman on their sacred ground--even if she brought desperately needed food, medicine, and supplies). She went on to found the American Red Cross, and served as its president for 25 years.

Clara Barton. Like me, she was only 5 feet tall and had a birthday in December! She forced her way onto Civil War battlefields to nurse wounded soldiers (Army brass didn't want a woman on their sacred ground--even if she brought desperately needed food, medicine, and supplies). She went on to found the American Red Cross, and served as its president for 25 years.

Brandeis on concentrated wealth.

Brandeis on concentrated wealth.

Heath Ledger - Photo posted by pinkprincess87 - Heath Ledger - Fan club album - sofeminine.co.uk

Heath Ledger - Fan club album

Heath Ledger - Photo posted by pinkprincess87 - Heath Ledger - Fan club album - sofeminine.co.uk

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