May 20th, 2009


Schott's Miscellany 19 May 2009

T.E. Lawrence "of Arabia" died in a motorcycle accident (1935)


Manifest Destiny was a popular mid-19th-century slogan expressing the conviction that no less than Divine Providence destined the United States to stretch (geographically and ideologically) from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Manifest Destiny justified the imperialist land acquisition westward, by force if necessary--as Native Americans learned. The philosophy was expounded by followers of President Jackson, but the term was coined by jouranlist John L. O'Sullivan in 1845, as settlers moved west to California and Oregon. He wrote of "our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions."

All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)
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mere anarchy

Mere Anarchy reviewed

Fr. Robert Lyons of has reviewed the print edition of Star Trek: Mere Anarchy, and done so quite favorably.

Money quote:
Unique to this series was that, over a six month period, one was able to follow the story of the people of Mestiko from the pre-pilot era of The Original Series through and beyond the ‘death’ of Jim Kirk aboard the Enterprise-B. On the whole, “Mere Anarchy” is a really engaging and interesting reading experience.
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