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A Defense of Christmas by Lee Harris

This profound and moving essay by Lee Harris is now only available via the Wayback Machine, and only if you know what you are looking for. Fortunately, I did know what I was looking for because I kept a link to it on a page which I saved from the end of 2003. I did not write this essay, Lee Harris did. But I hope to preserve it for a few more decades. ---------------------------------------------------- Blaming Christmas is a common human failing, and not only at Christmas. It may be done at any time of the year, and it may be done in respect to any traditional institution. It is the habit of blaming the institution because we ourselves no longer take the trouble to support it. We look at ourselves,…

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