Protocols of the Elders of Zion

I had already heard about the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion, but I had no clue what the text actually contained. The Protocols were so incredibly antisemitic and the context surrounding the text explains many events leading up to World War II. The Russian pogroms arose as a result of this text and Hitler took inspiration from this text for… Continue reading Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar was actually a really entertaining movie and I really enjoyed watching it. At the beginning, I was really confused about what the movie entailed. Everyone was dressed in clothes that would seem appropriate for Jesus’ time and the scenery was all old rubble and caves, yet the entire cast pulled up in a bus. There… Continue reading Jesus Christ Superstar

Marquis de Sade

Marquis de Sade is a deeply troubling person in history. The disgusting acts committed by this man seem fictional due to the severity and frequency of his acts. I, myself, am not squeamish with violent acts or gory content but this man got pretty close to reaching my limit. Just reading background information about the backstory for this man both intrigued and… Continue reading Marquis de Sade

Gospel of Judas

I found the Gospel of Judas to be very difficult to read due to the large amount of missing text. I had trouble making heads or tails of much of the content and as a result I did not enjoy the read. I am not particularly familiar with the biblical texts, but I do know what Judas is… Continue reading Gospel of Judas

Blasi – Milton’s Areopagitica

As a result of the Licensing Order of 1643, authors required Parliamentary approval for the publication of their respective texts. This order, meant to dissuade disunity, resulted in government censorship of authors, printers, and licensors, and often the punishment for violation would be imprisonment (Blasi). The widespread censorship affected John Milton in one of his writings about… Continue reading Blasi – Milton’s Areopagitica