Category Archives: history

Civil Feud

/ History / Re: Hatfield–McCoy feud I’m writing about this as I learn it. The Civil War, which states were which in the 1860s is not my forte but the main thing relevant is my ancient forte: who has jurisdiction: … Continue reading

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Irish Trouble

/ History / First, the target: start with the end, then read the beginning. In a word: the English crushed the Irish —out of fear of the Spanish! (This fear was not a hallucination.) Once the English learned the habit … Continue reading

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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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