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Classic EssaysRevilo P. Oliver

Unitarian abolitionist Theodore Parker by Revilo P. Oliver I HAVE frequently mentioned the Puritans with asperity and commented on their baneful influence on our history. It is only fair, therefore, to notice a little periodical, The Pilgrim, published by the Reverend Mr. Louis F. deBoer in Collingswood,…
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by Revilo P. Oliver OVER THE PAST year or two, several correspondents, one of whom enclosed a copy of a published newsletter, have enlightened me about the true origin of the famous colossal statue of the goddess Eleutheria, who, most inappropriately wearing the radial crown of Apollo Helios, stands…
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by Revilo P. Oliver IN A Postscript, “When the Twain Do Meet,” in Liberty Bell, December 1984, I summarized the evidence presented by Vincent Loomis in his recent book, Amelia Earhart, the Final Story, and drew certain conclusions from it. Mr. Philip Roddy, of Salem, Oregon, (who permits…
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by Revilo P. Oliver APROPOS of my comments in the May issue of Liberty Bell, p. 23, a reader sent me an account of the experiences of a close relative who was an officer in our Air Force and stationed in West Germany from 1973 to 1978. This man and his fellow officers had frequently to fly to West Berlin and thus…
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Edward VIII by Revilo P. Oliver EDWARD VIII succeeded his father, George V, on 20 January 1936, and abdicated the throne on 11 December of the same year. The ostensible reason for his abdication was his determination to marry “the woman he loved,” his mistress, an American divorcee named…
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Amelia Earhart by Revilo P. Oliver ON THE first of July, 1937, Amelia Earhart (Mrs. George P. Putnam), a celebrated aviatrix, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic and also the first woman to traverse that ocean in a solo flight like Lindbergh’s, seemed likely to become the first woman to circumnavigate…
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Colonel Ingersoll and two of his grandchildren by Revilo P. Oliver THE American Atheist Press in Austin, Texas, has published a booklet by Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll under the title, A Christmas Sermon and the Controversy it Aroused, with an introduction by Jon G. Murray, a son of the famous Madalyn…
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by Revilo P. Oliver RATIONAL predictions of the future can be made only by dispassionately reasoning from available information that, on critical examination, appears to be reliable. Obviously, any deficiency in the accuracy or adequacy of the information will produce a great deviation in the inferences…
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by Revilo P. Oliver UNDER THE rubric, “Evangel for Bibliophiles,” in the May issue I mentioned the activity of a committee of learned holy men who are threshing the Christian gospels to separate the grain of what old Jesus really said from the chaff of statements put in his mouth by forgers.…
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Margaret Thatcher by Revilo P. Oliver UNDER THE rubric “The World in False-Face” in a recent issue of Liberty Bell, I quoted from the Special Office Brief part of a trenchant article which described the normal technique of government in a ‘democracy,’ in which the herds of…
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