Category Archives: history

Christian Complicity

/ History / Billy Graham’s Mob Action at Kent State I want to review some history, establish a few facts. I wish it were easy. (I wish it were possible.) We live in a culture no worse than many another, … Continue reading

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Cromwell in Ireland

/ History / 1950s in college pk fell in love with the poetry of John Donne. That love bumped into a series of prides of pk’s concerning pk’s deliberate ignorance of “history”. If you love Shakespeare, as who doesn’t, you … Continue reading

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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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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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