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A Kidnapped Boy Becomes a Patron Saint

by Philip Jett “My name is Patrick… I was taken prisoner. I was about sixteen… I was taken into captivity in Ireland, along with thousands of others,” Saint Patrick revealed in two letters written in the fifth century called Saint

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Posted in Ancient & Medieval History

Seven Surprising Ways Hollywood Has Influenced Politics

Nixon and Kissinger meet with John Wayne

By Timothy Stanley It is hard not to think about the relationship between Hollywood and politics and not chuckle. The idea of Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair at the 2012 Republican convention or Sean Penn giving acting classes

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Posted in Contemporary History

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