March 11, 2014 Leave a comment
MARCH 11, 2014
Those who use the word “privilege” as a bludgeon don’t understand the word’s history any better than they do the complexity of power dynamics. [FULL ARTICLE]
individualism for the masses
June 21, 2013 1 Comment
In my previous post, "worshipping the wrong goddess," I wrote, that "the words and symbols of liberty and independence inspired generations of freedom fighters, not just the ones we call the Founding Fathers."
My wife asked me what symbols I was referring to.
One very puzzling symbol I’ve encountered but had never bothered to look into is the "liberty cap" (or "liberty hat") and "liberty pole" (a pole with a liberty cap on it).
One example is the main image of this post, which I came across when I blogged about the British classical liberal John Wilkes.
What in the world is that pole with the weird upside-down bowl on top?
While looking into the history of Lady Liberty, I came across the blog "18th-century American Women" by Barbara Wells Sarudy, who explains: