SOURCE: Hollywood Progressive
by Walter G. Moss
Keeping the past, including past writings and thinking alive, is one of the great services that historians perform – including preserving the practices and professions of love.
by Meghan Roberts
The "wife guy" who self-servingly projects an image of domestic bliss and romantic devotion is not just a creation of the social media age.
by Barbara H. Rosenwein
From ancient Greece to the Romantic period, philosophers and artists have endorsed an idea of love that was closer to torture than to the anodyne sentiments of contemporary Valentines.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Lisa Bitel
Many scholars have deconstructed Valentine and his day in books, articles and blog postings. Some suggest that the modern holiday is a Christian cover-up of the more ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia in mid-February.
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