Tag: politics

The History Decree

That ignoramus who does not know one of the most basic facts about the history of the presidency actually has the nerve to lecture professional historians that he knows what constitutes “patriotic” history.

The History We Always Live

Two decades ago, I was a lecturer in history and political science, and I heard often from students in the U.S. that they felt they could not relate to American history. I realized I wanted to find a way to help them better do so.

An Education

For as presumably one of “those” charged with having “conspired” to “hide” distasteful stuff about American history and politics from eager to learn young people fully committed to the ever-sponge-like soaking up of the past, and who could not be torn from the library bookstacks, this evidently needs stating plainly.

A House (Always Somewhat) Divided

There is … a small … segment of American society of a “supremacist” bent that seems forever unwilling to admit or even able to comprehend that the rest of the world is not by definition inferior or the planet Mars.

That Ugly Past

That is in 1861 in Georgia. It was a time and a place that unapologetically practiced RACE-based SLAVERY of blacks. So why is anyone actually ever surprised today that the novel and the film are both full of racism?

Cristoforo Or Cristobal Or Christopher

I cannot suppress an uncomfortable feeling that we are seeing the police-reforming consensus and impetus largely evaporate due to becoming divided by and distracted by yet another public debate over monuments and – far worse – a spray-painting and statue-smashing orgy that even ends up defacing a Gandhi statue.

In The Neighbo(u)ring County

We had a friend from Ireland spend the weekend with us. When all know that when friends and family visit, we all have to play host. So, on Saturday, we headed a few miles over into neighbo(u)ring Cambridgeshire…