Thoreau Is Still Relevant by Henry Pelifian

by Henry Pelifian
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Originally published by George Mason University’s History News Network, Sept. 14, 2009
February 20, 2014


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Although the age we live in is often marked by apathy towards the missteps of government by many in our society sometimes when those mistakes, blunders and lapses become great or intolerable people take action. Avoiding violence is paramount and it may be accomplished by a peaceful revolution.

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A Modern Example of National Madness by Henry Pelifian

by Henry Pelifian
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
originally published on, Feb. 14, 2012
Mar. 11, 2012


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There is a particular plant which some have labeled a weed in which there is a private national optional war to eradicate. It is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. There is a fervor by many Americans to purge it from their yards and lawns. Somehow through its very commonness it has become a threat, an unwholesome plant, and a scourge upon the modern lawn of green grass. Why does this plant which populates the common yard need eradication? Some homeowners have immense pride in their lawns and they consider this plant menacing and sinister. It is the baneful blight of the dandelion that has stirred the national ire of so many who lavish funds for its obliteration and annihilation on their grassy carpet.

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