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South Carolina historian Charles Joyner dies at 81

South Carolina historian Charles Joyner dies at 81

Socialistic historian Gabriel Kolko, unlike his peers, acknowledged a truth about the so-called Progressive Era, which is that the "dominant fact of American political life" in that era "was that big business led the struggle for the federal regulation of the economy." Contrary to popular assumption, big meatpackers (for example) were actually "friends of regulation, especially when it primarily affected their innumerable small competitors," as Upton Sinclair similarly noted.

Socialistic historian Gabriel Kolko, unlike his peers, acknowledged a truth about the so-called Progressive Era, which is that the "dominant fact of American political life" in that era "was that big business led the struggle for the federal regulation of the economy." Contrary to popular assumption, big meatpackers (for example) were actually "friends of regulation, especially when it primarily affected their innumerable small competitors," as Upton Sinclair similarly noted.

She is my favorite nun...I adore her and I admire her....I feel that I am, on the inside, her long, lost twin sister....Sister Wendy Beckett, art historian...she is known to have been one of the few nuns that went to Oxford University...she obtained one of the highest GPA scores in the history of Oxford University!   She is amazing...and so very interesting!

World of Sister Wendy Beckett, nun and art historian

Sister Wendy Beckett: South African-born British nun who appeared on a series of popular television shows and wrote a number of books as an art critic. Nicknamed the “Art Nun,” she offered eloquent.

Poems I want to read again and again - 'Here's to Adhering', 'No Loser, No Weeper'...the list is endless and great

Her written word is almost visceral. Her voice is one to move millions. Her song should be sung loud and strong for generations to come.

Remember - You're never too old to become an artist (photo is of Grandma Moses, who began painting in her 70s and lived to be 101)

Born in New York in Anna Mary Robertson (who became known as “Grandma Moses”) started painting in her Her nostalgic depictions of rural American life became internationally recognized and remain popular today.

Doris Kearns Goodwin, author/historian/political commentator turns 72 today - she was born 1-4 in 1943. Some of her many works include Team of Rivals, No Ordinary Time and The Bully Pulpit

Doris Kearns Goodwin, author/historian/political commentator turns 72 today - she was born in Some of her many works include Team of Rivals, No Ordinary Time and The Bully Pulpit

Thurgood Marshall | Thurgood Marshall Photos: African American History Through Photos

Thurgood Marshall Photos: African American History Through Photos

Queen Elizabeth and two corgis. There are a lot of photos of her with dogs. This is a quality I admire.

The Queen and her Corgis through the years.

The Correspondence of Shelby Foote and Walker Percy. I found him fascinating, but have been told he was rather rude to people wanting to meet him. Guess he loved the writing, but not the fame?

Also, this man is the real deal – he hangs hats on his wall. at desk, Shelby Foote

J.R.R. Tolkien. this man is probably my greatest personal hero. He was a linguist, created his own languages, was a historian, loved the earth, and simultaneously created both one of the greatest works of literature of all time and the entire genre of fantasy fiction as we know it today. I admire just about everything about this man.

December Taking a relaxing smoke, Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, Professor J R R Tolkien (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien) - . Philologist and author of ‘The Hobbit’ and its sequel ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

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