Friday, January 28, 2011

O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming

The story of a Jew, a Freethinker, France's campaign of banquets, transcendentalism and abolition all came together to create the hymn "Silent Night," coincidentally the first song ever played on radio.

I love discovering that things taken for granted in the tapestry of modern ritual have lefty origins.

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