Saturday, February 4, 2012

Interlude

"The Salem Witch Trials of 1692, is one of the most famous cases of mass hysteria, and has been used in political rhetoric and popular literature as a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations and lapses in due process."

Those most likely suspected of witchcraft had low stature in the community; artist/musician types, the elderly, widows and single mothers accused of begging, and/or people independent of the Church.

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