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Why We Really Need To Stop Romanticizing The American Revolution

American politicians, especially those of the Tea-themed persuasion, seem to love nothing more than invoking the events of the American Revolution to add an extra dose of dewy-eyed patriotism to whatever it is they're currently lobbying for. If you take the time to look at crazy stuff like "historical context," "facts," and "things that actually happened," however, a much more complicated (but no less important) picture begins to emerge.

Why We Really Need To Stop Romanticizing The American Revolution
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Seven years ago, Bill Murray shared a powerful story about the importance of art. The revelation came during a discussion at the National Gallery in London for the release of 2014's "The Monuments Men." The film is about a troop of soldiers on a mission to recover art stolen by the Nazis.

After his first time performing on stage in Chicago, Murray was so upset with himself that he contemplated taking his own life.

"I wasn't very good, and I remember my first experience, I was so bad I just walked out — out onto the street and just started walking," he said.

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