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The Wreck

mlaforet Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 5:41 PM
It doesn't look that way now....Mr. O continues his transformation of our once great nation...

Known as the most famous sea disaster of the nineteenth century, The Wreck of Medusa was captured by Theodore Gericault in 1819. The story of the painting, and the actual event, serve as a cautionary tale for all mankind and, with numerous parables, should resonate loudly with Americans and our current political and economic climate.

In June 1816, the French ship Medusa set sail with three other ships for the Senegalese port of Saint-Louis. Following the defeat of Napoleon by the Sixth Coalition, France adopted a new constitution that called for a constitutional monarchy and reinstated Louis XVIII after 23 years in...