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‘Without freedom of thought’, the great American statesman Benjamin Franklin once wrote, ‘there can be no such thing as wisdom’. Profound words, these are, about some profound words: freedom and wisdom. For Franklin, it is thought that binds them together. For the English language, in this case, it’s -dom. What is this unassuming little -dom? […]more
What do Roman slaves, antimonarchical revolutionaries, and people in tie-dyed trousers all have in common? The answer (or an answer) is that they’re all rather partial to liberty caps. If a ‘liberty cap’ is familiar at all to most people today, it is probably in its most modern incarnation, the common name of a tiny […]more