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May 7, 2017, 4:03 PM
Why we should be concerned about Col. Richard Kemp’s recent foray into history
Similar to legal inquiry, The Historical Method provides a framework upon which to build a case based on rigorous interrogation of the evidence. The process has emerged through hundreds of years of practice, trial and error. It is not infallible, but having a set of...
Mar 23, 2017, 9:43 PM
The Story of Two Identity Crises in the Weimar Republic
In 1927, Judge Gellin, of the Breslau District Court in the state of Silesia, had become drunk at a popular Breslau wine bar. Free from his self-control, the judge proceeded to embark on an unremitting, inebriated tirade. Gellin began by accusing the popular newspaper Berliner Tagelblatt of being a...
Dec 13, 2016, 2:56 AM
Communal memory, and where we are now
When members of a community pass on, the memories they have shared and left behind take on a life of their own. We remember the happy moments, their habits, their ways of being. We remember the good and the bad. They leave behind oral testemonies...
David is a writer, with a sideline interest in the way his community functions and is represented