01 April 2010

Prominent Duels In American History

Interesting post at Art of Manliness yesterday on dueling. If you think the current political debate is raucous, check this out:

“Men in public life called each other, not just the traditional ‘liar,’ ‘poltroon,’ ‘coward,’ and ‘puppy,’ but also ‘fornicator,’ ‘madman,’ and ‘bastard;’ they accused each other of incest, treason, and consorting with the devil.” -Gentlemen’s Blood: A History of Dueling 

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