SHOW US YOUR GOALFACE, CAPTAIN AMERICA.
USA 1-0 Costa Rica, Dempsey 18”
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Yet when it comes to Zinn’s demand for history to be judged for its political utility, Duberman [his biographer] is finally too indulgent. He can never bring himself to say that the fatal flaw of Zinn’s historical work is the shallowness, indeed the fallaciousness, of his critique of scholarly detachment. Zinn rests satisfied with what strikes him as the scandalous revelation that claims of objectivity often mask ideological predilections. Imagine! And on the basis of this sophomoric insight, he renounces the ideals of objectivity and empirical responsibility, and makes the dubious leap to the notion that a historian need only lay his ideological cards on the table and tell whatever history he chooses. He aligns himself with the famous line from the British historian James Anthony Froude, who asked rhetorically if history “was like a child’s box of letters, with which we can spell any word we please. We have only to pick out such letters as we want, arrange them as we like, and say nothing about those which do not suit our purpose.” Froude made this observation in the middle of the nineteenth century. —
A fascinating look at Howard Zinn and a new biography of said Zinn.
I didn’t really know any of this (beyond the general idea that Zinn’s work was “very liberal”). Damn, I need to read more books.
The problem described above seems to relate strongly to different ‘problems’ on the internet that take the form: “Yes, I know the thing I’m saying is wrong, but if I acknowledge that it’s wrong then I may continue and any conclusions thereafter will have had the wrongness washed away.” This is, of course, sheer ridiculousness.
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Notorious B.I.G. “Life…
Landry Fields and Jeremy Lin’s new handshake: skimming through book, taking off glasses, then placing inside pocket protector.
Note: Landry Fields graduated from Stanford, Lin from Harvard. Way to set the bar super high for all Asian parents, Jeremy.
Love it. The Ivy League handshake.
The ivy league handshake
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Dear Fellow Patriot,
This will be short and to the point (You need to read this message and I want to get you this information as fast as possible).
FEMA has ordered 420 million survival meals.
Why would they need a 7000% increase of survival meals?
Disasters have been pummeling the world over the past couple of months. Maybe it’s the X-class solar flare that knocked out all of China’s communication back in February (“X” is NASA’s highest solar flare classification).
Or the reality that our fragile food supply chain could be knocked by just the threat of a disaster (even if it was just a false alarm)…
Whatever the reason, it’s about time the Government woke up and started paying attention!
As your fellow American, I’m hoping you won’t put your faith in a system that is bound to fail, but that’s your choice.
Really there are 37 critical items that you can buy from the grocery store that can be the difference between life and death:
P.S. Not trying to sound like a fear monger, but do you have enough food to get through a crisis? Ask yourself if you’d be eating in a week if your food ran out today. Check out these cheap 37 critical items now…
Homemade Egg Nog with whiskey. Happy Holidays.
This is my little brother, a Marine, fighting MMA in Japan.
Never felt more adopted, you guys.