(soundtrack.) this is an idea i have been turning over for some time in my head but will finally put out there since i am too exhausted to do any other work and or to care any longer if it makes sense (that said, it does seem that some seemingly smart people have suggested similarContinue reading “it’s all just a little bit of history repeating”
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question: why do well-educated people from sub-Saharan Africa often seem not to have taken any courses in African history?
i admit that i am working from an n of 2, purposively selected from Ghana and Nigeria. nevertheless, it seems worth asking, how is national history *not* part of the standard middle or high school curriculum, insofar as knowing history is an important part of educating citizens?
corn as small things: all maize is corn but not all corn is maize?
i think i just made a minor life breakthrough. i am working on re-reading ‘salt‘ – at least i thought i was re-reading it but it doesn’t seem as familiar as it should, so maybe i am just reading it. over the past several years, a troubling thing would sometimes happen. i would go toContinue reading “corn as small things: all maize is corn but not all corn is maize?”
order, power, and the importance of history – hitler in india
here’s a topic i‘ve discussed in passing for the past five years and now i suppose it is time to write on it. this article just came out, covering, roughly, hitler, gandhi, and bal thackarey in indian political discussion. i am not entirely certain of article’s claims on the extent to which admiration of hitler and dissatisfaction withContinue reading “order, power, and the importance of history – hitler in india”