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1939: not much to dance about

What was America like in 1939? Between then and today, there was a tremendous anatomy of change, and a good many conditions that prevailed then seem odd today. The United States was on the threshold of a new era, but … Continue reading

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shapes of things

How did the “world of tomorrow” look to those who were trying to envisage it in 1939 at the New York World’s fair? …Other exhibitors, their minds apparently a blank when confronted with the possibility of technological advance seemed to … Continue reading

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the way they was

The America on the eve of World War II. Does it and should it make us yearn for an idyllic past? …The great clearinghouse of 1939 projections of the future was, of course, the New York World’s Fair, the theme … Continue reading

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Heresy on the Guest list: too darn hot

Heresy has always had many faces. The classic division has always followed the Voltaire pattern of speaking¬† truth to power in order to be absorbed within the establishment, and accept the sacraments. Heresy has traditionally been seen as four faced: … Continue reading

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