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Virginia Woolf (from A Room of One’s Own ): “All women together, ought to let flowers fall upon the grave of Aphra Behn . . . for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.” Here … Continue reading

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Is Faith the Last Refuge of a Routed Argument, and Would the Reign of Secular Reason Be Like a Bucolic Summer Breeze?

If patriotism is, as Samuel Johnson put it, the last refuge of the scoundrel, is faith the last refuge of a “routed argument”? That was 17th century female British writer, and now feminist icon, Aphra Behn’s, cutting observation in some startling lines from her poem, “To … Continue reading

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