November 13, 2017
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John Purdy writes:
As a point of information Puritans in 17th-century America did not burn witches. They hanged them and remarkably few at that.
It’s more of a literary allusion.
Perhaps better comparisons would be the execution of aristocrats during the French Revolution and the smearing (and killing) of Catholics in England and Ireland as “papists.”
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