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Il dio delle acque correnti [EN]

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Su suggerimento di @Fujiko Mine.

Sarah Ruden racconta del legame tra acque correnti, autorità e libertà nell’ebraismo antico e negli Stati Uniti dell’ottocento e dei giorni nostri.

This problem is particularly acute when the object of contention is water. Americans have often pictured themselves, as the Israelites did, as settlers in a providentially well-watered and fertile land meant just for them. Canaan was going to be “flowing with milk and honey” for former slaves. North America was going to open glistening wet wildernesses to former peasants and urban throwaways. Much of precolonial North America was actually a network of beaver ponds, deep natural reservoirs that stabilized the soil and climate, and the earliest Europeans to penetrate many areas were beaver trappers.

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