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“If God existed, only in one way could he serve human liberty – by ceasing to exist.” – Mikhail Bakunin, God and the State Claimed as “the greatest clerical bloodletting Europe has ever seen,”1 the early days of the Spanish Civil War saw nearly 7,000 members of the Catholic clergy

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My favorite shoes are a toss up between docs or chucks – either ones give me lots of room to live my life without teetering around in pain so that some douche bag will judge me as a suitable babymaker for him. It trips me out seeing the stripper heels

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The Museum of Human Anatomy in Naples has some very interesting medical treasures housed in its walls. Their exhibits include preserved human remains in various preparations, including some revolutionary and lost ones. There are two specimens of calcified remains prepared by Giuseppe Albini in the late 1800s, a bust of

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Schizophrenia is the subject of ever-developing theories and treatments; many say it’s a disease of the mind, while others say that our society is not set up in a way to understand it, or allow for its participation in our culture as a gift rather than a disease. It’s fascinating

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Scrolling through these mugshots from 1930s Newcastle, it’s hard not to think about the kind of lives these men lived before they ended up in this police book. I imagine being born in the slums of the late 1800s, where thieving was the only thing that kept you alive. The

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In the 1800s, kids could work full time jobs and they could be thrown in jail or labor camps just like adults. While today only the very worst child criminals are tried in adult court, and even then very rarely, in the 1870s in Newcastle-upon-Tyne kids were routinely sentenced to

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