There probably isn’t much that Elon Musk and left-wing anarchist David Graeber have in common. If you’re familiar with both, you might consider them complete diametric opposites. Musk has formed several multi-billion dollar companies; Graeber has dedicated his life to … Read the rest
Something I always notice among pundits on TV is a consistent claim that they’re being original. “No historian has ever talked about this” or “Historians have tried to bury this” are … Read the rest
“Kids these days.” “Why in my day.”
Truly some of my favorite phrases. I mean that ironically, of course. Phrases like these, and the sentiments behind them, annoy the hell out of me. They usually refer to some imagined past … Read the rest
My initial plans when making this blog really didn’t include commenting much on the state of academia. I felt, and still feel, that others are covering that topic better than I can. But while I initially thought I didn’t have … Read the rest
Honestly, I think it is.
I never stopped loving history when I was pursuing an academic career. My love of history really did get me through some of the rougher patches of grad school. But upon accepting that academia won’t … Read the rest