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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Hey, Kids! Let’s talk about BLOOD LIBEL!

Blood libel has been in the news lately because of its unfortunate use by St. Sarah Palin, apostle to the Mama Grizzlies. The unexpected benefit from this has been an outburst of history in news outlets that don’t normally contemplate the existence of anything more ancient than Lady Gaga’s meat dress. One really interesting story was this one at My only complaint about it, and others, is that is doesn’t go far back enough. The blood libel predates the Middle Ages–predates Christianity, in fact.

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