Brexit and Dancing Plague

The Many Metaphors of Brexit
By James Tapper
From eating a chocolate orange to flying to the moon, Brexit has inspired far more metaphors than it has solutions. Every politician and pundit
has come up with their own way to describe the British vote to leave the European Union. 

Are the analogies simply gusts of whimsy? Or do they reveal a deeper
issue? If the British cannot agree about how to describe Brexit, how can
they ever hope to resolve it?
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When Dancing Plagues Struck Medieval Europe
By Amelia Soth
The tarantella is named for a peasant woman from southern Italy whose tarantula bite started a contagious dancing fever! Read more…
Was Modernism Meant to Keep the Working Classes Out?By Matthew WillsIn the 19th century, more working class readers started partaking
in contemporary fiction. Modernist literature, however, was specifically not for them. Read more…
When Buddhism Came to AmericaBy Livia Gershon
Buddhism was
embraced by the Beats of 1950s America. But some Buddhists felt these
converts were engaging with the practice in a shallow way. Read more…
Give These Adorable Seals More Privacy!
By Lina Zeldovich
When viewing boats come too close, seals and their pups stampede into
the water. Scientists say it exhausts the animals. Read more…
Eric, Count Stenbock: A Catch Of A GhostBy David TibetThe Public
Domain Review . considers Count Stenbock, regarded as an exemplar of
the Decadent movement thanks to his haunting poems and morbid
fascinations. Read more…

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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