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  • 15:29 The vile, base, wicked, mendacious, vicious #HowardZinn is dead. What a wonderful day. Rejoice! #

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shezan From: shezan Date: January 29th, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rejoice indeed!
wemyss From: wemyss Date: January 30th, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, well, we're shocking the poor dears, I see.

Fancy what it'll be when Hobsbawm goes.
shezan From: shezan Date: January 31st, 2010 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes, well, we're shocking the poor dears, I see.

Hobsbawn is an unreconstructed Commie, but at least he's a real historian. Zinn is a mad conspiracy theorist.
noeon From: noeon Date: January 30th, 2010 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Elision fields

Even in the most elysian, the most utopian, of futures, I have a hunch that there will still be midges, head-colds, civil servants, and revisionist historians, alas.

And what would the esteemed writer say of our leaden age?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: January 30th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nothing printable, I assure you.

I quite honestly don't object to the politics - I shd never have felt thus towards, say, AJP Taylor - so much as I do towards any apologetics for totalitarianism, Left or Right (never ask me abt Heidegger).

A footnote in my next will say more.
shezan From: shezan Date: January 31st, 2010 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Nothing printable, I assure you.

Instant footnote: AJP Taylor was teaching German history and politics at Staff Army College 1943-4 when my father was getting ready for Operation Overlord there - I still have some of the mimeographed courses!
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