The Fame, 6

From The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds: An Up-Close Portrait of William Pierce by Robert Griffin   Pocahontas County, West Virginia, where William Pierce has lived since 1985, is a mountainous area in the southeast part of the state. There are trees everywhere in Pocahontas County: black walnut, hickory, oak, eastern poplar, apple, pear,…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 154

21st July 1942, at dinner It is characteristic of the French that every well-to-do citizen—be he business man, officer, famous artist or prominent politician—always buys himself, generally in the village or district of his origin, a little house with a neat garden. The result is that in almost every French village you find among the…

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Uncle Adolf’s table talk, 190

  23rd March 1944, midday Charm of the Rhineland—And of other parts of Germany—The marvellous countryside of Bohemia and Moravia.   I saw the Rhine for the first time in 1914, when I was on my way to the Western Front. The feelings which the sight of this historic stream inspired in me remain forever…

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The Course of Empire

The Course of Empire is a five-part series of paintings created by Thomas Cole in 1833-1836. It reflected popular American sentiments of the times when many saw pastoralism as the ideal phase of human civilization, fearing that empire would lead to gluttony and inevitable decay. The Savage State ~ 1834 New York Historical Society The…

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