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July 01, 2020

Modern historians should not impose current politics on the historic record.

This is just a paraphrase from an EXCELLENT interview between Dave and historian/writer Niall Ferguson.

The full quote is: “It is not the goal of the history department to impose on the past the ideals of the progressives of 2020. That’s the ultimate condescension to the past.”

If you haven’t watched or listened to the interview do yourself a favor and set aside the time. Ferguson is an excellent writer and historian. I am enjoying one of his books right now.

But that quote just really nailed it for me when it comes to the tearing down of statues and rewriting of American history.

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Black Mulch Matters! Hope you’re having a great Sunday...

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November 28, 2020

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Did you know 22 veterans commit suicide everyday? Did you know that the suicide rate has gone up with the general public tremendously this year because of isolation? Just be aware when you’re engaging with people around you. We never know what others are going through. And holidays...during Covid...job effed up election...are a recipe for this. Be extra kind right now. I only say this because I am a veteran and I’ve worked with them. Have a great week.

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