Happy Bastille Day! – Now why the red caps?

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I went to get my usual croissant and cafe-au-lait today and was greeted by the pileus, or Phrygian red cap worn by freed slaves during the Roman Empire. It was in commemoration of Bastille Day, or the start of the French Revolution and the end of Feudalism in the modern era.

Why humor is so subversive

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With the recent violence around killings purportedly related to satire of the Muslim faith and culture in the satirical paper, Charlie Hebdo, I thought we should examine the history of satire and realize that things have been way too serious as the result of the destruction of one particular work called Aristotle’s Comedics.  Humor was deemed so subversive, that no …