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T.I.A. By William M. Priestley
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‘T.I.A.’ or ‘This is Africa’ is a phrase that I regularly came across on my travels. It was used to explain the uniquely beautiful, yet uniquely infuriating, cadence of life... More > on the continent. The effortless kindness of local villagers, the majestic breath of wildlife and the truly celestial sunsets were forever being offset by the soul-destroying bureaucracy, the exasperating business culture and the relentless petitions for money.< Less
The Witch-Hunt in Freiburg By William M. Priestley
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The sequence of events that unfolded in Freiburg can be found in studies of witch-hunts across the region. It stereotypically ran as follows: after a long period of ideological formation, trials... More > begin gradually. Initially, they overwhelmingly involve women who fall into the cliché of being poor, old and living on their own. During the hunt’s climax, suspicion is cast on members of all social classes - a development that piques widespread concern in the corridors of local power. Children are then accused, or they confess themselves. Finally, the number of men implicated rises dramatically. This development triggers a collapse in the judiciary’s zeal for further investigations. In the case of Freiburg, the witch concept was so clearly directed on women that it was some time before men came under suspicion.< Less

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Left to Die Left to Die By Wes Rand
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