Nov 28, 2014

Four last copies of Magna Carta united for first time

The British Library will bring together the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta for the first time in February as Britain celebrates the 800-year anniversary of the famous constitutional charter. Two copies of the document — seen as a precursor for modern constitutions ...

Propaganda: artifice by design

Jul 8, 2013

Propaganda: artifice by design

by Roland Elliott Brown

The word “propaganda” derives its modern use from the name of a 17th-century Roman Catholic institution, the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, or Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith. Established during the Thirty Years War (1618-1648, a sectarian conflict that devastated Europe ...