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St. Valentine's Day Massacre

When Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn, a member of Al Capone's gang, was almost killed by members of rival George "Bugs" Moran's gang, he devised a plan to retaliate: Capone gangsters would lure "Bugs" and his gangsters into a warehouse on the pretext of buying bootleg whiskey and would gun them down disguised as police officers. The plan wasn't fully successful, however, because Bugs saw the police car in which the Capone gangsters had arrived and fled. What were the results of the massacre?




A migraine is a headache characterized by recurrent attacks of severe pain, usually on one side of the head. It may be preceded by flashes or spots before the eyes or a ringing in the ears, and accompanied by double vision, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness. It affects women 3 times as often as men and is frequently inherited. Although the exact cause is unknown, evidence suggests a genetically transmitted functional disturbance of cranial circulation. What is the origin of the word "migraine?"

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Max Horkheimer

Horkheimer was a German philosopher and sociologist. As director of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, he played an important role in the development of critical theory and Western Marxism. In Eclipse of Reason and Dialectic of Enlightenment, he developed a critique of scientific positivism, whose "instrumental rationality" had become a form of domination in both capitalist and socialist countries. Horkheimer believed that the ills of modern society are caused by what?

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