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Le Buchette del Vino

Nel periodo compreso tra le pestilenze bubboniche europee del 1300 e del 1600, i commercianti di vino in Toscana costruirono a creare le “finestre del vino” per impedire che acquirenti e venditori entrassero in stretto contatto. Queste finestre ad arco … Continue reading

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Wine Windows

Sometime between the bubonic plagues of the 1300s and 1600s in Europe, wine merchants in Tuscany built “wine windows” to prevent buyers and sellers from coming into close contact.  These arched windows were small openings on the facades of palazzos … Continue reading

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Albright’s Questions

This is the second in a two-part series on Fascism.  Last week:  Mussolini and Trump Madeleine Albright concludes her book, “Fascism: A Warning” with 10 questions that we should ask ourselves about our prospective leaders: Do they cater to our … Continue reading

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