barbara Tuchman

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Oh, right. Happy Inauguration Day.

“Chief among the forces affecting political folly is lust for power, named by Tacitus as “the most flagrant of all passions.” “No one is so sure of his premises as the man who knows too little.” “Government was rarely more than a choice between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” “A phenomenon noticeable throughout history regardless … Continue reading

Happy Birthday! Three Authors to Remember this January

“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” ~Virginia Woolf, author and modernist, best known today for Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One’s Own. Born: January, 25, 1882   “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” ~Lewis Carroll (nee Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer best known today for Alice’s … Continue reading