Category Archives: History

Sometimes the good die old

Working the Graveyard Shift here at Catallaxy as I do, I thought I should mention for the record the passing of two of the all-time great authors. The first is Bernard Lewis, and this is from Roger Franklin at Quadrant … Continue reading

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You wish he were long forgotten but going stronger than ever

Born 200 years ago today Karl Marx in 1875 Born 5 May 1818 Trier, Kingdom of Prussia Died 14 March 1883 (aged 64) London, England, UK Resting place Tomb of Karl Marx, Highgate Cemetery, London, England, UK Residence Germany, France, Belgium, UK Nationality Stateless after 1845 Spouse(s) … Continue reading

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May Day, m’aidez, Marx @ 200

Being May Day and all, I thought I would jump in early to remind everyone that Karl himself will have his 200th birthday on Saturday. And in looking online to see how the celebrations will be going, I came across … Continue reading

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Gary Oldman wins Oscar

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Gratitude and history

This is from Powerline: Churchill in Five Minutes. We are an ignorant and ungrateful age though whether we are exceptional in this is hard to tell. The ingratitude for our ancestral struggles which I have been mulling over ever since … Continue reading

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Questions that demand answers

Tim Blair in the Daily Telegraph: By the way, are any of our multicultural friends on the Left in any way troubled by the apparent contradiction in denouncing immigration 230 years ago but supporting it now? Why are current opponents … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues, History, Hypocrisy of progressives | 23 Comments

Fact checking Gerard Henderson

Gerard Henderson has a 300 word rant about a trivial slip of the tongue on the ABC: Australia has been with us in every fight we’ve been in, starting with World War II.  According to our intrepid fact checker that … Continue reading

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And There Was a Great Calm

                                       I There had been years of Passion—scorching, cold, And much Despair, and Anger heaving high, Care whitely watching, Sorrows manifold, Among … Continue reading

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Tis St. Crispin’s Day

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Capitalism and ignorance

From Three wild speculations from amateur quantitative macrohistory but there is nothing wild about the diagram other than how ignorant most people are about what it shows. In How big a deal was the Industrial Revolution?, I looked for measures … Continue reading

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