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today’s birthday: Lizzie Borden (1860)


Lizzie Borden (1860)

Borden is best known for her suspected involvement in the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in 1892. The killings took place in the family home and were discovered by Borden—or so she claimed. The prime suspect, she was arrested and tried for the murders. Though she was ultimately acquitted, the public was unconvinced, and she was ostracized until her death. The case’s notoriety has endured in American pop culture and is still referenced today. What was the evidence against Borden? More… Discuss

Quotation of the Day: Aristotle – Democracy = the power of the poor over the rich


In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.

Aristotle (384 BC322 BCDiscuss

  1. Was there ever a democracy since his time? 
  2. Was there a democracy during his lifetime? 
  3. Will there ever be a democracy based on the need of the majority over the power of the few?