The next Corps of Discovery trip is to three Revolutionary War battlefields around Burlington, NC. Please join the Corps of Discovery on Saturday, March 29, 2008 for this free guided trip to the sites of the Battles at Clapp’s and Wetzel’s Mills and Pyle’s Defeat, also called “Pyle’s Hacking Match”. If you are interested, there will be an optional afternoon trip the another Revolutionary War battle site at Lindley’s Mill.
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March 1st is St David’s Day, the patron saint of Wales. Saint David, or Dewi Sant as he is known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. He was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. During his life, he was the archbishop of Wales, and he was one of many early saints who helped to spread Christianity among the pagan Celtic tribes of western Britain.
Was the U.S. Constitution a Betrayal Of the American Revolution?
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND
SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI PROGRAM
Was the U.S. Constitution a Betrayal Of the American Revolution?
Dr. Terry Bouton
University of Maryland, Baltimore College
Author of Taming Democracy: “The People,” the Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution
Dr. Mark McGarvie
University of Richmond
Author of One Nation Under Law: America’s Early National Struggles to Separate Church and State
Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 PM
Brown-Alley Room, Weinstein Hall
This program, one of a long-standing series, is funded by the Society of Cincinnati in the State of Virginia. The national organization was founded by 1783 by a group of Revolutionary officers, with George Washington as its first president.
For further information call 804 289-8332 or e-mail email@example.com
In Oregon, this is a “gang-related symbol,” and gets you thrown out of school:
To reserve a seat, please send your name, address, phone number, email address, and a check for $45 per person, payable to ARRT-R to: Bill Welsch, 10708 Rocket Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23060. Direct your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-755-1809. Seating is limited. Upon receipt, confirmation and specific details will be emailed to you. Information packets and drinks will be provided. Join us for this unique day. http://www.southerncampaign.org/cod.html
Click on link to the right called Tarleton Tour 2008.
Kind of an odd piece from the Telegraph that details a psychiatrist’s take on the great and creative:
Many leading figures in the fields of science, politics and the arts have achieved success because they had autism, a leading psychiatrist has claimed.
Michael Fitzgerald, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College, Dublin, argued the characteristics linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) were the same as those associated with creative genius.
Siena College announces a search for a Director of the College’s new Center for Revolutionary Era Studies. The mission of the Center is to foster greater appreciation, interest, and awareness of the events and ideals behind the struggle for American independence. Of special interest is exploration and understanding the Revolutionary Era in upstate New York. The Director will serve on a three-year renewable contract with renewal at the option of the College. The Director will hold a PhD in history with a specialty in the Revolutionary period. Academic rank is open but the position is not tenure track. The Director will be expected to have published in his/her field and will continue to do so. Since the Center is housed in the History Department, the Director will report to the Chair of the History Department. Responsibilities of the Director will be to direct the Center and teach two American history courses each semester at the discretion of the department Chair. The Director’s responsibilities for the Center include, but are not limited to; applying for grants and seeking donors, producing and coordinating events, conferences, and workshops, coordinating with the Chair of the History Department offerings for the Certificate for Revolutionary Era Studies, chairing the College Center committee and scheduling meetings with the community, overseeing a budget, and maintaining collaboration with Saratoga National Historical Park. The Mission Statement for the Center is available at http://www.Siena.eduHistory. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Duties to begin September 1, 2008. Please send a cover letter, CV, examples of scholarship, and names of three references in confidence to Chair, CRES Director Search, c/o Laurie Hempstead, School of Liberal Arts, Siena Hall Room 321, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211-1462.
From Thursday’s NYT:
Patricia Cohen has written a brief article titled “Dumb and Dumber: Are Americans Hostile to Knowledge?” It describes Susan Jacoby, author of “The Age of American Unreason,” which bemoans the state of American culture.
Ms. Jacoby feels there is a generalized “hostility to knowledge,” a budding anti-intellectualism (the attitude that “too much learning can be a dangerous thing”) and anti-rationalism (“the idea that there is no such things as evidence or fact, just opinion”) have fused in a particularly insidious way. “Not only are citizens ignorant about essential scientific, civic and cultural knowledge, she said, but they also don’t think it matters.”
She first got the idea for this book back in 2001, on 9/11.
Walking home to her Upper East Side apartment, she said, overwhelmed and confused, she stopped at a bar. As she sipped her bloody mary, she quietly listened to two men, neatly dressed in suits. For a second she thought they were going to compare that day’s horrifying attack to the Japanese bombing in 1941 that blew America into World War II:
“This is just like Pearl Harbor,” one of the men said.
The other asked, “What is Pearl Harbor?”
“That was when the Vietnamese dropped bombs in a harbor, and it started the Vietnam War,” the first man replied.
At that moment, Ms. Jacoby said, “I decided to write this book.”
The rest of the article is good, but too brief!
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“The archbishop of Canterbury has proposed a partial introduction of Islamic Shariah law in Great Britain. This is yet another step on the part of the Western world to subjugate itself to a Muslim immigrant minority unwilling to integrate.”
You’d think feminists would be yelling from the highest mountains about this stuff.
More from Der Spiegel. And see also a related piece here.