The Detroit Lions, the beginning of the NFL, American Fascists, and the New York Public Library

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Recently, at the New York Public Library, looking for obscure literary needles in huge periodical haystacks – their immense Crowell-Collier collection, innumerable boxes stacked with rejection letters and internal reference docs and cc’s – I came across this 1934 letter from Lions Vice-President and General-Manager Cy Huston, to writer Kyle Crichton, featuring the brilliant early Lions logo.



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about the rise and fall
of Fascism in Italy –
the opportunistic bullies –
the women and children abused –
everyone on the bottom rung
but collaborators.


Drinking the Kool Aid Flavor Aid

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And since the victims of Jonestown who ‘drank the Kool Aid’ were largely held at gunpoint and other coercisions, it is false and even insulting to claim that they voluntarily drank the poison and fed it to their children.

But ‘drink the Kool Aid’ does mean something.