Browsing Month June, 2003

“He had had an Irish gang draining for him, by contract. He thought a negro could do twice as much work in a day as an Irishman. He had not stood over them and seen them at work, but judged entirely from the amount they accomplished: he thought a good gang of negroes would have more…

“By the early hours of May 29 the mobs were tired out, and an unidentified riot leader was heard to say, “Come on, fellows, let’s go home. Tomorrow night we’ll be ready for them. We are not armed now, but tomorrow we’ll all have guns. We’ll burn the negroes out and run them out of more…

“I confess I have not kept my senses in proper custody. I place no restraint whatever upon sight, hearing, taste smell, touch, except in so far as my naural sympathies or antipathies direct me. I cultivate them and refine them and sharpen them: but never mortify them. I hardly ever practise self-denial. Even when I more…

“Snakes and eels slithered for the water, fish flapped across the mudbank like acrobats. But for every potential escapee there was a quick scrawny Mandingo boy with a club. Thud-thud went the clubs, and a new song began, less insistent in its beat, slower-paced, methodical: a killing song. Not a fish escaped. Already the drying more…

“An old-time jazz band had started playing, greeted with much applause. Harry Stone performed a brief hairy-legged cakewalk, his eyes sad and grim. Nigger could be heard barking in the distance, presumably locked up in some lavatory. The trousers, Edwin found, were too short: a lot of sock was visible. Still, they would have to more…

“The hard money policy attacked both the techniques of plunder and the general strategy of warfare. By doing away with paper money, it proposed to restrict the steady transfer of wealth from the farmer and laborer to the business community. By limiting banks to commercial credit and denying the control over the currency, it proposed more…

“All told, at least 40 percent of adolescent admissions to private psychiatric hospitals during the 1980s were inappropriate, the Children’s Defense Fund estimated. The hospitals’ advertising campaigns were one reason. When researchers from the University of North Carolina questioned mothers of high school students about their reactions to a dozen fear-based newspaper ads for psychiatric more…

Long-time fanatic riders of Harley-Davidson motorcycles call wealthy hobbyists and adult late-comers

Long-time fanatic riders of Harley-Davidson motorcycles call wealthy hobbyists and adult late-comers to biker culture Rubbies, or Rich Urban Bikers.

;Come to Montenegro—Y

;Come to Montenegro—Your Car is Already There! used to be a tongue-in-cheek tourist slogan aimed at Westerners.

Mardom-salari is Farsi

Mardom-salari is Farsi for “democracy.”