Category Archives: history

Nevsky the Rus

/ History / The word “history” is ambiguous in a way seldom worried about: do we mean “what happened”? what actually happened? that is, “facts”? Or do we mean “what we say happened”? humans notoriously poor record keepers where politics, … Continue reading

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Man Over God

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Knatz.com / Teaching / Scholarship / History / The Inquisitor General in Goya’s Ghosts, creepily played by Michael Lonsdale, truthfully (for a change) declares that the French Revolution, Napoleon and his damn French armies … Continue reading

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On History

Recreating (and advancing) pk’s censored domains: Macroinformation.org & Knatz.com / Teaching / Society / Social Epistemology / Abstractions / @ K. 1998 History as Stories We Tell History and myth are distinct at their centers; their borders are very broad … Continue reading

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From Church to University

Don’t forget: churches are older than universities. Churches worshipped the God, formed monasteries to keep and copy holy writ, perpetuating and rationalizing the mis-copyings, there being no original manuscript to correct from (who knows if there ever had been, the … Continue reading

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Jefferson, Lincoln

In a word: Jefferson, author of the US Declaration of Independence, argued for the right of a people to change governments, to secede, if they weren’t free, happy, healthy, prosperous under the old one. (Jefferson, Albert J. Nock’s bio is … Continue reading

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Vulgar Latin

As an upperclassman, English major, I heard wickedly raunchy poetry from major stars of the firmament, Swift, for example, that were not on the reading list. Only select students had the recesses of the Complete Poems indicated to them. Still … Continue reading

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Hitler Scrapbook

K. mentioned Hitler. (Who doesn’t?) I’m reconstructing K. the best I can after the US destroyed it (actually, and me, almost). Some Hitler points I’ll repeat, some make for the first time: online anyway. When I was a kid Hitler … Continue reading

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