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Volume IX, Number
Spinning the wheel, meeting the Fates.
Our lives are directed by the whims of fortune. Salvation often comes from unexpected places.
Rise and fall with kings, generals, and an empress.
It’s considered bad luck in parts of Mississippi for mourners to call a coffin pretty.
Voices In Time
Thomas Jefferson on the morality of chance. More
A man’s mind is torn asunder. More
Charts & Graphs
Accidents aren’t always bad.
When the abbot throws the dice, the whole convent will play.
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By Emily Burns, Tatiana Dubin, and Pietro Reviglio della Veneria
From “God Save George Washington” to “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” More
Lions moved from circuses to sanctuary.
Escaped circus lion charges crowd.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit.