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Drew Orleans
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parents allow their children to read history books?

Just wondering...







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Bayou Sam
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Marxism is a theory of history. Many historians are Marxists in one way or another.

And liberals / progressives aren't Marxists.






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Drew Orleans
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Liberal or progressive or marxist...

That's what the /s were for.






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CaptainBrannigan
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What do you mean by "history books?" If you mean history textbook, then rarely. My students do alot of primary and secondary document analysis. We use the textbook some, but the european ethnocentric narrative is not something with which I am in love.





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Bayou Sam
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Sorry folks often conflate these two very different things on this board.





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Gray Tiger
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but the european ethnocentric narrative is not something with which I am in love.



This is gonna be good: in what are you in love?






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Bayou Sam
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quote:

CaptainBrannigan


You an academic?






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Drew Orleans
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Books that explain and discuss the past...


A country's rise, life and fall... and an explanation behind each.






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Drew Orleans
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agreed





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PaddlingTiger
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Liberals and progressives write most of the history books.





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CaptainBrannigan
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Books that explain and discuss the past...


A country's rise, life and fall... and an explanation behind each.



History books are narratives, not explanations. Historian take evidence available, reconstruct events based upon that evidence, then narrate why they believe those events took place. I guess you can call it explanation, but that is oversimplying the process.






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Drew Orleans
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No matter how hard you try its hard to skew facts.





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Bayou Sam
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What facts do you have in mind?





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Drew Orleans
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Pick a country that was great then eventually fell or had a horrible incident or etc.


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Bayou Sam
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The Mongolian empire





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PaddlingTiger
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Guns, Germs & Steel

This would be a good start. It is a phenomenal book.






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Champagne
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in what are you in love?


He probably wants to answer "the love that dare not speak its name", but, he's hesitant for fear of backlash.






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CaptainBrannigan
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He probably wants to answer "the love that dare not speak its name", but, he's hesitant for fear of backlash.


well played sir.


Do you really think I care what these religious nutjobs, flat-earthers, and civil war reenactors think about me?






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CajunAngele
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I believe you're correct.





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