A Rehab of History for the Ignorant

CompassRose is once again responsible for a post on Sola Nobilitas Virtus. This one. Two weeks ago, I spent a post rectifying the view that the Church was a controlling, evil force during the Middle Ages and then followed up with another about the falsity that the Inquisition was the Catholic disaster it has often…


Mencken on the Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg speech is at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history. Put beside it, all the whoopings of the Websters, Sumners and Everetts seem gaudy and silly. It is eloquence brought to a pellucid and almost child-like perfection—the highest emotion reduced to one graceful and irresistible gesture. Nothing else precisely…