Artscape 2017 music schedule

Davy Jones

Heroism, terror part of Manchester's history

Heroism, terror part of Manchester's history

The tragic news from Manchester breaks one's heart. The targeting of children marks a new level of depravity by ISIS, one that sickens the civilized world.

Manchester is an ancient city, founded by Roman legionnaires less than 80 years after the birth of Christ. Yet in the 19th century, it became the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Marveling at the size and spread of cotton mills, railroads and commerce, Benjamin Disraeli, the two-time U.K. prime minister, in 1844 called the city "as great a human exploit as Athens." In the century and more that followed, Manchester has been an incubator of modern ideas ranging from capitalism to communism, from computing to...

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