Tag Archives: History

The Dark Side of Camelot and other darkness

As part of  research I was doing in regards to a dispute with someone in the news media, I came across a book entitled “The Dark Side of Camelot”. I have heard uncomplimentary things about the Kennedy family . Even … Continue reading

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On this day, exactly a hundred and fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered his ageless Gettysburg Address. There is five copies of the speech made in Lincoln’s own handwriting. I have had the privilege of holding in my hand, between … Continue reading

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Enter the Trollesphere – or not

It has been an interesting summer. The weather has been great. I have been quite busy but look forward to some travel this fall, including promotion and furtherance of my writing. Not too long ago, I happened to be talking … Continue reading

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Black Elites and the Draft Riots

So last week marked the 150th anniversary of the New York City Draft Riots. These cataclysmic events however went unnoticed generally, which is too bad. I was curious about what would be said but I should have know that the … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties from Lincoln to now

With the tragic bombing of the recent Boston marathon, there is talk of curtailing civil liberties in the U.S. Prominent people have called for the remaining bomber to be treated as an enemy combatant. However Yahoo News has reported that: … Continue reading

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Who Killed Abraham Lincoln- soon to be available at Ford’s Theatre

So Who Killed Abraham Lincoln? has done something that the book on the Lincoln assassination authored by Fox News commentator, Bill O’Reilly, hasn’t done: be approved for sale at the Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site Museum bookstore. The good news … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor exchange ended after criticism of myself by another letter writer

Re: N. R. Ward’s Oct 12 letter. Mr. Ward writes from a position of relative ignorance, I suggest. I researched Charles Chiniquy’s claims over a period of twenty-two years in libraries, archives, etc, across the U.S.and found no significant mistakes. … Continue reading

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Smear tactics against Charles Chiniquy?

Charles Chiniquy is still assailed in modern times. In his blog article, Charles Chiniquy – Illinois Schismatic: The First American Catholic Apostate, April 28th, 2011, Pat Hickey makes unsubstantiated and erroneous statements about the celebrated clergyman. I found the article … Continue reading

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Lincoln Vampire Hunter- Give it a miss if you like history

A couple of days ago, I went to see Abraham Lincoln – Vampire Hunter, as it was in my hometown. I had been interviewed by the CBC Radio Daybreak North (B.C.) show about the movie last week so I thought … Continue reading

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Is Charles Chiniquy relevant for today?

Who is Charles Chiniquy? He died more than a hundred and ten years ago and most people in Canada and the United States have never heard of him. Why would he be relevant today? He continues however, to have significance … Continue reading

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