By John G. Rodwan Jr.
John Rodwan is. And he’s uninterested in spiritual makes an attempt to co-opt any other vacation at the calendar, even these as secular as exertions Day. vacation trips and different failures is a mind-bending walk throughout the vacation calendar, providing Rodwan’s targeted insights. the way to take into consideration the Fourth of July? Why, the tale of boxer Jack Johnson, after all. Valentine’s Day? other than its conventional beneficial properties, it really is remarkable now for its distinctive connection to the Muslim persecution of writer Salman Rushdie. Thanksgiving? rather than an imaginary story of Puritans and pleasant Indians, Rodwan relates a true American occasion that happened within the final week of November we used to have a good time, and should back. Then there’s the massive One: Christmas itself. Rodwan tells a real tale of an astonishingly crass Christmas “tradition” from his personal local, emphasizing his valuable argument opposed to lockstep vacation conformity and for a wealthy variety in what humanists may still commemorate.
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Holidays and Other Disasters by John G. Rodwan Jr.