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revised Looking for reference on claims that “the modern cocktail” was intended to mask the foul taste of Prohibition-era liquor?
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revised Looking for reference on claims that “the modern cocktail” was intended to mask the foul taste of Prohibition-era liquor?
I want to emphasize that I am looking for documented/researched evidence for a particular claim
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comment Looking for reference on claims that “the modern cocktail” was intended to mask the foul taste of Prohibition-era liquor?
@PieterGeerkens: I have edited my post to make you happy.
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revised Why were the Merovingians so reviled?
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answered Why were the Merovingians so reviled?
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asked Looking for reference on claims that “the modern cocktail” was intended to mask the foul taste of Prohibition-era liquor?
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accepted Who turned the (originally) “anti-slavery” GOP into the “pro-business” party?
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comment History of scientific regression
@E1Suave, my (late, thoroughly unresearched) 0.02: there are several examples of edifications and monuments whose construction required the transport over difficult terrain, followed by precise placement, of rocks weighing many tons each. E.g. Stonehenge, Rapa Nui, and (probably the most baffling one) Machu Picchu. It is unlikely that we will ever know, with complete certainty, how they did it.
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comment Who turned the (originally) “anti-slavery” GOP into the “pro-business” party?
@MarkC.Wallace: I'm sure that there were people responsible for making the pro-business side of the GOP dominant over a more purely "moral" anti-slavery side. Politics, after all, is the doing of individuals. Political platforms, e.g., are extremely deliberate documents. They don't just arise from the ether. Individuals argued for and against a particular plank, or a particular emphasis, etc. Some of these individuals were sidelined, some carried the day. We may not know their names, and if that's the case that's OK with me, but that's different from saying that no one was responsible.
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comment Who turned the (originally) “anti-slavery” GOP into the “pro-business” party?
@Sardathrion: your inference has no basis. One could easily make a very similar-sounding argument for a consonance between anti-slavery and anti-business. Which one is true would depend entirely on historical contingencies, not on any inherent alignment between anti-slavery and either pro- or anti-business.
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comment Who turned the (originally) “anti-slavery” GOP into the “pro-business” party?
@Sardathrion: who said they are "at odds"??? Why are you grafting this polemic into what I wrote? "anti-slavery" is not inherently equivalent to "pro-business". Therefore, there seems to have been a re-positioning. I'm asking: who was responsible for it. Where do you get this "at odds" from?????