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History does not need to be repeated


Wednesday, July 14, is the French holiday known as Bastille Day.

Wait, please do not put the paper down while muttering "Who gives a rat's derriere about some French holiday?!" Bastille is derived from the word bastide which means fortress. In the years preceding July 14,1789, the French king imprisoned anyone he suspe c t ed of unde rmining hi s supreme reign. Those who were rounded up by clandestine authority were not told what crime they had committed or given a trial to defend themselves. Although the Bastille did not house many people, it became a symbol of tyrannical rule. The citize...

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