The Greatest Light Since the Star of Bethlehem
On the Fourth of July: Capra, Washington, de Tocqueville, Douglass, Lincoln, Chesterton, Coolidge, Twain
"I celebrated my sixth birthday in the black, dark hold of a ship, crammed with retching, praying, miserable people. After 13 days, the ship stopped and my father brought me up on deck.
‘Chico,’ he said, ‘look at that.’
And I saw the statue of a great lady, taller than a church steeple.
‘That's the greatest light since the star of Bethlehem,’ my father …
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