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“The final prayer heralds a new beginning: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds…to achieve lasting peace among all nations.””

24 Nov

I’m usually not particularly moved by Thanksgiving, but Roger Cohen‘s piece in yesterday’s Times was great:America: the Redeemer Nation.

Screen Shot 2017-11-24 at 1.57.41 PMAbraham Lincoln, February 1865. Credit Alexander Gardner/Library of Congress, via Getty Images

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Image: Mughal Turkey

23 Nov

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Turkey. Shah Jahan era. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Though never invested a very great deal of emotional energy in Thanksgiving, I thought this Shah Jahan era miniature was beautiful, and maybe one more reason to not eat the bird: ’cause it looks better than it tastes.

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