A six stanza haiku!
Basic overview of Saussure’s fascinating theory of semiotics.
“I mean, to live is an aggression”: The Life of Life, the Joy of Thinking, and Stream of Consciousness
Susan Sontag is one of my favorite thinkers. Her research is interdisciplinary and informed by the rigorous analysis of anything and everything, where nothing is off limits, and where being well-read is the ultimate joy. She is the perfect model… Read More ›
Several aspects of the historian’s general treatment of traditional historical documents has occupied significant mental energy lately.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 ›
Professional, university-trained historians are brand new in the scope of the planet’s history. Using the analogy of the entire Earth’s history in a day where humans arrive at 11:58:43 p.m., modern history would arrive at something like 11:59:59 p.m. For… Read More ›
The suffix “ism” in the English language is a powerful one. Racism Sexism Imperialism Industrialism Liberalism Conservatism Communism Marxism Nazism Historians regularly look at the “isms” but don’t necessarily always consider their full power and potential as both ideologies and… Read More ›
A friend I met via this very blog sent me two articles earlier this week about a move in Quebec to remove all religious symbols in the public sector. Read this news article about it and then read McGill University’s… Read More ›
There I said it. History. Repeats. Itself. I’ll say it again. History. Repeats. Most historians balk at this notion with a series of well-intended but nonetheless vehement objections. In my experience, we respond, “No. Absolutely not. History doesn’t repeat.” Before… Read More ›