The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1485. Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

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Volume IV, Number 1 | winter 2011

Most authors seek fame, but I seek for justice—a holier impulse than ever entered into the ambitious struggles of the votaries of that fickle, flirting goddess.

—Davy Crockett, 1834

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