Trump, Charlie Sheen’s Cufflinks and the Sun Mask of Augustus

All rights © Darren Halstead. Washington, DC

Anthropologist Margaret Mead famously said a healed femur bone was the first evidence of human civilization. Not mere existence, but civilized society. That excavated bone — the proof that someone somewhere had healed an injured member of their tribe, helped them survive while they couldn’t contribute to the whole, would be followed by stone tools and bronze jewelry, ceramics, writing…

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