Jacques Louis David's painting The Oath of the Horatii

The Oath of the Horatii, by Jacques-Louis David, 1784. Louvre, Paris, France.

Revolutions

Volume VII, Number 2 | spring 2014

Miscellany

In 1987 Nike paid both Capitol Records and Michael Jackson, owner of the publication rights to much of the Beatles’ catalog, a licensing fee of $500,000 to use “Revolution” in an advertisement. Lawyers for the Beatles filed a $15-million lawsuit, stating that the band didn’t “endorse or peddle sneakers or pantyhose.” The case was settled out of court.

Every revolution by force only puts more violent means of enslavement into the hands of the persons in power.

—Leo Tolstoy, 1893

Lapham’sDaily

A Galvanized Corpse.

DÉjÀ Vu

Epidermal Macabre

2018:

At least four people would like to own Charles Manson’s remains.

1882:

Jesse James keeps getting reburied and fought over.

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The World in Time

Eric Foner

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Eric Foner, author of Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History. More