Category Archives: History

Is the Model UN a CIA Propaganda Tool?

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Yes, I’m talking about the high school extracurricular activity but waitasecond, hear me out before you click over to the most recent Naked Lady of the Week. The GF and I were working our way through PARKS … Continue reading

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Book Notes: “The Whig Interpretation of History”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This short essay — which can be easily read in a weekend or even a single sitting — is a useful rejoinder to the idea that there exists a “right side of history.” Butterfield, a Cambridge don, takes … Continue reading

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Notes on “The True History of the American Revolution”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If, like me, you’ve always had a hard time squaring the narrative of the American Revolution with the requirements of common sense, you might get something out of Sydney George Fisher’s “The True History of the … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: The Most Useless and Unproductive of All Forms of Reflection

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It is the natural result of the whig historian’s habits of mind and his attitude to history — though it is not a necessary consequence of his actual method — that he should be interested in the promulgation … Continue reading

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Book Notes: “A Disease in the Public Mind”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: All of the brouhaha over Confederate statues has rekindled my interest in the Civil War, so I decided to work my way through some of the books that have been cluttering my shelves. The first one is this … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Sea-Dandy

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: As I passed the wake of the steamer, I wheeled in pursuit, fired a blank cartridge, and hauling down the Federal, threw the Confederate flag to the breeze. It was amusing to witness the panic which … Continue reading

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Book Notes: “Vanishing New York”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Jeremiah Moss, sole proprietor of the Vanishing New York blog since 2007, tells the history of the city over the last 20+ years in terms of, what he calls, “hyper-gentrification.” Hyper-gentrification is “gentrification on speed, shot up with … Continue reading

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