Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“Reconstruction” by German-born American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast illustrates the Southern states being brought back into order with the North into the ancient symbol of collective power and fraternity, the fasces, and the nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”). The symbolism of Columbia (America) depicted in Thomas Nast’s cartoon illustrations are highly Continue reading Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“Hello, on the Way!” and The Path | Alexandrov Ensemble

A People’s folksong during Russian Civil War, performed by Red Army Choir. OHE, ON THE ROAD THE PATH Ah, the crescendo! You say, “Communist Propaganda!” Ah, no, an ensemble full of strength and hope. “Philosophy. Philosophy. Philosophy.” Listen to Sergei Prokofiev, “The Philosophers” | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Choir