[Dclug] Some newspapers covering Software Freedom Day
Johnson, Steve (NIH/OD/ORS) [E]
johnsons at vrp.ncrr.nih.gov
Mon Sep 15 10:30:26 EDT 2008
>> AN ARGUMENT can be made that Fredericksburg is America's cradle of
This reminds me of my days as a school teacher because that was
when a good friend of mine on the high school faculty,
the social studies teacher, introduced me to American History
as a live issue. Well, for Bill the main attraction was Am. military
history and he liked that because of the discipline - useful topic
for a school teacher. And I might mention
the same strain of historical appreciation is alive and well in my
current work environment. Its true that my concern with the French
Revolution led me most recently to this whole topic
of Am history, what with all of the revolutionaries on this list.
As proof I want to offer this Alexander Hamilton quote
Federalist Paper # 1
"...propose, in a series of papers, to discuss the following interesting
and lastly, the additional security which its adoption will afford to
the preservation of that species of government, to liberty, and to
It was likely Hamilton's work-a-day routine as an attorney that
led to that attitude**, but also worthy of mention is that his big
inspiration was the French ministers of finance, specifically
Necker. Hamilton was a quick study.
**not to be philosophical but what were the archives of Ebla about if
So you'll notice Hamilton found his contemporaries at times weak on the
property good and bad. There are alternate forms of government, and
Plato discusses them, if you want a glimpse of his contemporaries.
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