Profiles of Great Americans: Robert Gould Shaw

23 Apr
Courage is a virtue often desired yet one that is hard to put into practice. Why is this so? In some cases, it is due to danger that we find ourselves in. In other instances, we find ourselves in no...
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Epic American Battles: Ticonderoga, 1775

9 Mar
It is often a habit for Americans to place our Revolutionary triumphs on a pedestal while ignoring or belittling our stinging defeats in the War for Independence. While we can hardly claim that our side was as victorious as we...
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The Poetic Crusades of John Greenleaf Whittier

24 Feb
Poetry is, like any writing, a tool in the hand of the poet, and at times, can be used as a weapon in the hand of a crusader. It has often been said that “The pen is mightier than the...
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Justice Like A Rolling Wave

27 Jan
Human history is a rushing river of freedom and justice, which starts as a small trickle but soon reaches tidal wave proportions. The actions of a few can multiply into great revolutions and we never know which courageous stand will...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Madam C.J. Walker

22 Jan
One of the values that Americans, past and present, have highly esteemed is opportunity. We find patriotic pride in the fact that we live in a “land of opportunity”. However, this is not just ethnocentric patriotism and uber-American propaganda. A...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Dwight Eisenhower

1 Dec
The word “leadership” brings to mind a strong and assertive image of power and direction. Time and time again, throughout history, leaders have taken charge and made names for themselves. We hail people like Julius Ceasar, Napoleon and Genghis Khan...
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Epic American Battles: Chosin Reservoir

21 Nov
The Korean War is certainly America’s “forgotten war”. The dramatic Second World War before it and the controversial Vietnam War after overshadow it but the Korean War is worthy of rememberance and the men who served in Korea are worthy...
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