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Trumping a sense of decline. Guest appearance by Abraham Lincoln.

Malaise. Decline. Erosion. Much ink has been spilt over the question of whether the US, the EU, the West, the World is declining. Is decline, as in Gibbon’s famous title, always the predecessor to the fall? Is it at the … Continue reading

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“The disparity in years between you”: A random letter about marriage from nineteenth century Philadelphia

Originally posted on The Dustbin of History:
In 15 years, she will be in the prime of life – and you will, most probably, be a feeble old man. While combing through collections in archives I often come across random…

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