Happy Fourth!: Let's Raise a Fifth to the Historical Reality That America's Founders Did Not Constitutionally Establish a Christian Nation Under God (*expanded) . . . --The Magical Myth of America's Supposed Religious Founding Many Americans sincerely (but ignorantly and routinely) insist that the United States of America was founded on the principle of “One Nation Under God.” It is a point of view that has been faithfully repeated--in all its historical inaccuracy--by some participants on this "Recovery from Mormonism" bulletin board. For example, one RfM poster claimed:
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Caterina Fake: Participatory Media and Why I Love it (and Must Defend It) I love participatory media, collective knowledge systems, user-generated content and the like, and spent much of my life and career participating in them and making them. As I say in this post from 2005, the internet is built on a culture of generosity -- the first web page I built was when I noticed there was no page on Nabokov and realized I could just make one. Amazing! And it dawned on me that every other page on the web -- this was 1994 -- had come about for the same reason. Then the dotcom thing happened.
The Devil in the White City The book is set in Chicago, circa 1893, intertwining the true tales of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the 1893 World's Fair, and Dr. H.