SANCTUARY CITIES ARE AS OLD AS THE BIBLE


SANCTUARY CITIES ARE AS OLD AS THE BIBLE
BY ANN DESLANDES
Many major American urban centers have declared themselves sanctuary cities and are refusing to comply with federal immigration orders.

The status is not new, however. Not only is there precedent in recent American history, sanctuary has a philosophical, biblical, and ancient lineage as well.

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DRIVE-INS WERE MORE THAN MOVIE THEATERS
BY ERIN BLAKEMORE
Drive-in theaters were among the first public sites to integrate in the American South.

BOARD GAMES: NINETEENTH-CENTURY STYLE
BY LIVIA GERSHON
In one popular game, players made their way up the corporate ladder. In another, toward the afterlife.

WHY THERE ARE TWO KOREAS
BY MATTHEW WILLS
A quick history of the divided peninsula.

PAPERS, PLEASE
BY ERIC SCHEWE
Your passport is the product of geopolitics, surveillance, nationalism, and a host of other forces.

THOMAS DE QUINCEY’S MAIL-COACH
BY ROBIN JARVIS
From the Public Domain Review: De Quincey’s meditation on technology and society is just as relevant today as when it was first published in 1849.

 


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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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