This article explores numerous issues related to historical memory and struggles for equality.
Discussing systems of privilege is important, but there are wrong, and potentially dangerous, ways of having such conversations.
Several aspects of the historian’s general treatment of traditional historical documents has occupied significant mental energy lately. Items such as letters are generally not meant to be read by audiences en masse (or sold). Anne Frank’s diary was also not intended… Read More ›
A couple of days ago I had a conversation with a Facebook friend and colleague, Professor Eric Anthony Grollman (check out his webpage and his collaborative blog, Conditionally Accepted). He had a post suggesting that we all needed to stop using “you… Read More ›
Have you ever stopped to consider how much information is embodied and compacted into the words “Women” and “Men” and their synonyms? Not just information per se but powerful stereotypes and assumptions that embody a whole dictionary of meaning, even… Read More ›
Capitalism is full of problems, contradictions, and opportunities for exploitation. Take a look at the following memes and their dense, yet clear messages. (Email subscribers might need to visit my webpage to see the slideshow.) But on to the primary… Read More ›