“Kill them all and let God sort them out.”

In 1209, Pope Innocent III decided it was time to crack down on followers of a religious sect that had become popular in Southern France. Originally called Albigensians, they came to be more widely known as the Cathars. Cathars were Christians. But they rejected the authority of the Pope and other key aspects of Catholicism, … Read more

Jimmy Carter’s “Malaise Speech” (which didn’t include the word ‘malaise’)…

On the night of July 15, 1979, in the midst of his third year as president, Jimmy Carter gave a televised speech from the White House that is often called his “Malaise Speech.” Malaise is a French word meaning a feeling of uneasiness or discomfort, adopted into English long ago. It definitely fit the timing … Read more