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Final Battle for Alexander the Great’s Legacy concludes with Greece reaching deal with North Macedonia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 28, 2019 at 8:30pm 1/28/2019 at 8:30pm

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent independence of the Balkans, one of the most hotly contested issues has been between Greece and the neighboring entity that had been calling itself the “Republic of Macedonia”.

The origin of this struggle has been the legacy of Alexander the Great, the...

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University of Notre Dame to Cover Christopher Columbus Murals on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:00am 1/23/2019 at 8:00am

We have to make everyone forget history because it might offend some people. Did you ever imagine that higher education would be leading such a charge?

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Notre Dame Will Cover...

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Retired Detectives Believe ‘Smiley Face’ Murders Being Committed by Serial Killer Gang

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 10:00am 1/20/2019 at 10:00am
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The story of the ‘Smiley Face’ murders goes all the way back to the late 1990’s. It involves dozens of mysterious deaths which share common traits including bodies found in water and smiley face graffiti left nearby.

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Silent Sam Statue Completely Removed from UNC Campus Over Safety Concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 1:30pm 1/19/2019 at 1:30pm

Left wing students have been causing campus unrest over the statue for months, but it’s the statue itself that is making people unsafe. Can you follow that logic?

The Washington Examiner

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10 years ago: Sully Sullenberger lands US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:00pm 1/15/2019 at 9:00pm

On January 15, 2009, US Airways Captain Chesley Burnett “Sully” Sullenberger III had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City when the Airbus plane he was flying hit a flock of birds, lost engine capacity, and had to try an emergency landing.

Not just any emergency...

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Historian Thinks Museums Should Reconsider European Art Because of White Supremacy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 11:00am 1/1/2019 at 11:00am

The left is determined to erase history. They’re succeeding by doing it a little bit at a time. This is just the latest example.

The College Fix reports:

Historian: Museums need to ‘reconsider’ European art exhibits because … white supremacy

A Philadelphia-based art historian and curator believes exhibitions of European art in American museums...

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University of Cincinnati May Erase Benefactor Over Slavery Connection

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 8:00am 12/21/2018 at 8:00am

The school could simply take ownership of this, admit it and make an appropriate gesture. Instead, they are looking at removing it from the record.

The Washington Examiner reports:

History by mob rule: University of Cincinnati considers expunging benefactor’s contribution to its own legacy

On Dec. 10, a campus-wide email was sent out from...

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Students and Faculty at UNC Rally Against Confederate Monument

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/11/2018 at 12:00pm

The school is trying to build a structure to house the ‘Silent Sam’ statue indoors but that’s not good enough. Opponents just want it gone.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

UNC Students, Faculty Rally Against Confederate Monument

Several dozen teaching assistants at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill started a grade strike Friday,...

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Growing Patriots Podcast: Colonial Kids

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 23, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/23/2018 at 1:00pm

Intro by Kemberlee Kaye:

LI is currently without a podcast. My dear friend and children’s authoress, Amelia Hamilton, produces a fabulous podcast for kids that covers all things colonial America.

I interviewed Hamilton about her podcast, Growing Patriots. You can read that interview here.

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The 40th anniversary of the Jonestown tragedy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 3:00pm 11/20/2018 at 3:00pm

Sunday was the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre, an event that caused the deaths of about 900 people (about a third of them children) who were killed at the group’s compound in Guyana.

Note that I write “were killed” rather than “killed themselves.” One of the many misconceptions about the Jonestown...

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The Growing Patriots Podcast is the American History Podcast Your Kids Will Love

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 5, 2018 at 3:00pm 11/5/2018 at 3:00pm

Meet Amelia Hamilton — dearest friend, gifted children’s authoress, and education advocate.

Amelia Hamilton is a blogger and author of the Growing Patriots children’s books. A lifelong writer and patriot, she also loves hockey, old cars, old movies and apple juice. Amelia has a master’s degree in both English and 18th-century history...

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Archaeologists Discover ‘Jerusalem’ Inscription on 2000-Year-Old Column

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:51pm 10/9/2018 at 4:51pm
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WOW. What a find! Archaeologists unveiled the earliest known inscription of Jerusalem in Hebrew on a 2,000-year-old column at The Israel Museum. From The Jerusalem Post:

The words: “Hanania son of Dudolos from Jerusalem” was etched on the column which was part of a building that stood in a Jewish potters village...

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Cal State Long Beach removing “Prospector Pete” statue because 1849 Gold Rush now politically incorrect

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/23/2018 at 12:00pm
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Another campus statue is being singled out for removal over political correctness. “Prospector Pete” is going to be taken off the campus plaza of California State University Long Beach and moved to an alumni center, because critics say the Gold Rush contributed to deaths of indigenous peoples.

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Neil Armstrong Biopic ‘First Man’ Omits Planting of American Flag on the Moon

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 31, 2018 at 9:00am 8/31/2018 at 9:00am
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What do you consider the most historical moments of the 20th century? I’d say the Russians raising the Soviet Union flag over the Reichstag when they conquered Berlin (damn, I so wish it was the American flag, though). Liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil...

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30th Anniversary of Iranian Political Prisoner Massacre

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 4:00pm 8/25/2018 at 4:00pm
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On August 25, 1988, a tragedy struck in Iran, one that most people do not know about. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa that led to the execution of 30,000 Iranian political prisoners.

That fatwa led to “the biggest massacre of political prisoners since World War II.” Khomeini targeted members and...

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Christopher Columbus Statue Removed from Pepperdine May Just Disappear

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 2:00pm 8/23/2018 at 2:00pm
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The statue was removed after students protested. Then it was supposed to be moved to its campus in Italy. Now that may not happen.

The College Fix reports:

Pepperdine’s Columbus statue wiped off the map, possibly for good

A Christopher Columbus statue at Pepperdine University torn down after student complaints of racism and oppression...

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Movie Review: Death of a Nation

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 4:00pm 8/12/2018 at 4:00pm
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Last August, I reviewed conservative pundit and film maker Dinesh D’Souza’s book: The Big Lie – Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left.

His latest film is based on The Big Lie as well as his most recent book,  Death of a Nation: Plantation Politics and the Making of the Democratic...

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