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A Brief History of Josephine Forsberg and the Players Workshop of the Second City


JOSEPHINE RACITI FORSBERG An Important part of Chicago Theater History This paper was presented by Eric Forsberg At The Columbia College THEATER SYMPOSIUM in Chicago – May 20th, 2011 Intro I am here to talk about, my mother, Josephine Raciti Forsberg, and her influence on Chicago Theater. Josephine has been an actress, a director, a …

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Political Necessity: the root cause for separation of Church and State


       The argument that the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of religion, was solely a product of the Age of Enlightenment  and its commitment to liberty, is an oversimplification of a complicated and provocative issue. There were many additional factors contributing to the late 18th century’s religious debate, including: a growing and diverse population, increasing criticism …

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American Law and the Ten Commandments


Soon after George W. Bush became president, Chief Justice Roy Moore of Alabama placed a 5,280 lb monument of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the state’s judicial building. Moore claimed that the Commandments were “the moral foundation” of U.S. law (FindLaw.com). The ACLU filed a lawsuit based on separation of church and state, …

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Public School vs. Private School: a recipe for future inequities


A good education has long been the most effective path to self improvement and success in life, but for most Americans, gaining access to a high quality education may not be easy or even possible. The lucky few who are able to afford a private school education have a distinct advantage over the vast majority …

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Communism and the Rise of Christian Influence in American Political Mass Media


The effective use of today’s Mass Media and the influence it wields in the public arena has given modern American Christianity a unprecidented access to voters and so to an increasing amount of political power in both the Federal and Local Government. From Rush Limbaugh to Pat Robertson; from Fox News to the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN); …

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Ancient Egyptian Art: linking us to the Prehistoric World through Nature and Animals


The Ancient Egyptians lived in a world that was filled with animals. They hunted them, they domesticated them, they feared them, and they revered them. Many of the animals that thrived in Ancient Egypt worked their way into the Egyptian cosmology and fundamental culture. The physical and spiritual preoccupation with animals that many prehistoric people …

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Mesopotamia: I have conquered the River


The documentary movie, I have conquered the River shows how the flat expanse of desert that lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers was once the rich and fertile kingdom of Sumer, 5500 years ago, the oldest civilization on Earth. Ancient art and architecture from Mesopotamia is shown, like the cobalt blue Ishtar Gate, the …

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AGORA: a film about the rise of Chrstianity and the fall of the pagan world.


The film Agora explores, without sentiment or melodrama, a time period and a subject that I have often overlooked; the violent and tragic end of the Pagan Classical World and the beginning of the Christian Dominated West, which also launched the Dark Ages. Watching this film I cannot help but ask myself, would we have …

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New Age thought and the de-vilification of witchcraft in America


Traditionally in the Christian West, witchcraft, paganism, vampires, and the occult were all thought to be unholy extensions of the Devil himself. In Europe, people accused of witchcraft were often burned at the stake. In colonial America, an incident in Salem Massachusetts in September of 1662 led to “nineteen men and women convicted of witchcraft” …

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Eric Forsberg Q&A


Fun interview with me about my 3D stoner/sex/comedy, SEX POT Eric Forsberg Q&A.

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