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On History: Oh no, "revisionist history!"

Posted 12-04-2010 at 04:14 by Critias

Reading over a recent Civil War thread (or rather, a recent Civil War thread masquerading as an Abe Lincoln thread), I couldn't help but notice how quick both sides were to throw out the "revisionist history" card after a quote. A few GTers do so as eagerly and gleefully as if they were plucking off a glove and slapping someone in the face with it, spitting out the words like they were the most grievous and dismissive insult they could imagine.

Folks, history is supposed...
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On History.

Posted 11-26-2010 at 12:35 by Critias

I often get a funny look when I tell someone I'm studying history. The looks get funnier when I tell them I'm going to grad school for history.

My mom -- God bless her -- is particularly baffled by all this. She tries to look happy and interested, but deep down inside I can tell she's tilting her head a little to one side, like a puppy, and trying to figure out why I'm wasting my time. She's proud of my good grades, proud of me getting published, presenting research, and all...
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