What are you doing looking here on the Fourth of July? Go away. Set off some firecrackers. Recite some patriotic speeches. Watch the rockets’ red glare. Read about how the Peterkin boys, Solomon John, and Agamemnon made their disaster of "fulminating paste" from iron-filings and powder of brimstone. March in a parade with your children.

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Articles by Joseph Bottum

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