Did Troy collapse because of a quarantine, not a siege? Coronavirus food for thought.

The March 26 headline on Newsweek stated that the US military would not reveal data about how many COVID-19 cases have occurred among the troops. This brought to mind a few plagues that shaped history in the past, simply as a point of reference. The Trojan War Thanks to nineteenth-century archaeological discoveries in Turkey we…

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Americanus Rex: We’re Living a Sophoclean Tragedy like Oedipus and Antigone

Locked in, like most Americans, I have spent more time than usual with my thoughts and memories. My otherwise silly degrees in Political Science, English, and Classics, have boosted my spirits during the current tribulations. I’ve studied narratives and historical moments that deal with plagues. So as I retreat into my bookshelf I get reminders…

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The Lamest Responses to our National Crisis, in no particular order

Most Americans have never lived in a Third World country and are only now getting a taste of how things work when your late-stage imperial powerhouse of a country can no longer guarantee freedom, safety, and prosperity simultaneously. You can have the right to vote but still have no way of buying toilet paper. You…

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The Baby AIDS Bill: The CDC, LBG And COVID 19 A Tale of Two Pandemics: GUEST POST by Brittany Klein.

The following is a guest post by my friend Brittany Klein.  The CDC has a long history of playing on trend politics. If no other good comes from the current pandemic maybe COVID 19 will at least shine a light on some of the problems with the CDC and their often ideological motivated overspending for…

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