"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office."
Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828
Sunday, April 9, 2017
For Palm Sunday: A Palm Sunday Donkey
From the vaults: One of the most charming pieces of Easter religious sculpture is the depiction of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey.
When British General Allenby entered Jerusalem as conqueror in December 1917, he made a point of doing so on foot.