With due respect to the ancients, the English-speaking peoples invented freedom
Yet I largely excluded the original bearers of these names from my history, How we Invented Freedom ... restoring that which had been tipped on its head. There was a categorical difference, in their minds, between English and Roman liberties.
How authors from Dickens to Dr Seuss invented the words we use every day
A term created by Norman Mailer in 1973 for a piece of information that becomes accepted as a fact, although it is not actually true; or an invented fact believed to ... in that it means both one thing and its opposite, such as cleave (to cling or to ...
Who Invented Zionism?
To refute the Arab lie that Israel is somehow a conspiracy of Jews who took over the Western world and its ... English Darby, to the American Methodist Blackstone, to the non-denominational Dwight Moody in Chicago. These movements presaged Zionism in ...
Who Invented the Microscope?
When the microscope was invented around 1590, suddenly we saw a new world of ... Galileo called his device an occhiolino, or "little eye." English scientist Robert Hooke improved the microscope, too, and explored the structure of snowflakes, fleas, lice ...
Kilt was invented by an Englishman, claims Jeremy Paxman, to Scots anger
Jeremy Paxman, the Newsnight inquisitor, has incurred the wrath of Scottish nationalists by insisting the kilt was invented by an Englishman, and claiming there is “a head of steam in Scotland for hating the English”. Speaking on Radio 4’s Saturday ...