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  • Cynic’s Progress - The brave life and mysterious death of Ambrose Bierce

    12/30/2013 5:51:56 PM PST · by jocon307 · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/30/13 | Andrew Ferguson
    One golden autumn morning 100 years ago, a few blocks from where I’m writing these words in northwest Washington, D.C., Ambrose Bierce said goodbye to his secretary, turned the key in the door to his apartment on Logan Circle, and went off to God knows where. I’m not speaking figuratively: God and nobody else knows where Ambrose Bierce ended up—or when, how, or why. He had taken September and early October to settle his personal affairs, as people used to say. His literary affairs had been settled with the publication of his collected works, more than a million words packed...
  • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    12/30/2006 6:53:38 PM PST · by dighton · 67 replies · 4,215+ views
    1886 | Ambrose Bierce
    A man stood upon a railroad bridge in northern Alabama, looking down into the swift water twenty feet below. The man’s hands were behind his back, the wrists bound with a cord. A rope closely encircled his neck. It was attached to a stout cross-timber above his head and the slack fell to the level of his knees. Some loose boards laid upon the sleepers supporting the metals of the railway supplied a footing for him and his executioners—two private soldiers of the Federal army, directed by a sergeant who in civil life may have been a deputy sheriff. At...
  • It's not whether bloggers are journalists, it's which are

    03/17/2005 11:10:14 AM PST · by OESY · 9 replies · 485+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 13, 2005 | Dick Rogers
    You can't flip through a newspaper or wander around the Internet these days without stumbling across a debate over whether bloggers are journalists. This isn't trivial. Journalists often get access to places and information that others don't. Because they're surrogates for the public, they can get close to the action when emergencies break out. They benefit from the California Shield Law, which allows them, in most instances, to keep secret sources secret.... The Federal Elections Commission soon will explore whether campaign-finance laws apply to partisan bloggers whose work may, in effect, be akin to donating their services to campaigns.... It's...
  • Ambrose Bierce on Terrorism His Own Words

    03/04/2005 9:04:22 AM PST · by robowombat · 17 replies · 2,043+ views
    The Abrose Bierce Site ^ | Ambrose Bierce & Don Swaim
    Exclusive! Ambrose Bierce on Terrorism His Own Words interviewed by Don Swaim BIERCE: I knew you'd be back eventually, Mr. Swaim. SWAIM: Mr. Bierce, we beg your counsel. On September 11, the worst terrorist attack in the history of America occurred in New York, and... BIERCE: "Celestial bird," I cried in pain, / "What vandal wrought this wreck? Explain." SWAIM: Precisely, Mr. Bierce, what vandal indeed? Americans need clarity. We must know what sort of people would commit such a deed, flying heavily fueled airliners into tall buildings at the cost of thousands of lives. BIERCE: I always warned against...