Sunday, March 12, 2023

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

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  1. louis curth says:

    History buffs may find this article in today’s Politico to be of interest; “The Real Wakanda: How an East African Kingdom Changed Theodore Roosevelt and the Course of American Democracy”.

    An elaboration on the title states, “The fictional kingdom portrayed in the Marvel cinematic universe has a real-life antecedent — and its legacy reverberates throughout American and European history.”

    The essay is written by Johnathon L. Earle, Professor of Social Studies at Centre College and editor for Oxford and Cambridge University Presses. He is the author and editor of three books on Uganda, including Colonial Buganda and the End of Empire (2017), a finalist for the Ogot Prize of the African Studies Association. Earle is currently writing a popular work on how the “real Wakanda” changed the course of American democracy.

    There is much to unpack here, and the old photos alone are worth a look. What does this have to do with the Adirondacks you say? Well, read the article, and then let it help us have a real discussion about how we are going to preserve this glorious remnant of wildness from the relentless encroachments of civilization before it’s too late.

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