History as causal mechanics or simple story?

History as causal mechanics or simple story? May 27th, 2018 ·
This influence is crystallized most clearly in Smucker’s argument that the “historical task” of progressive movements “has more to do with ‘telling a good story’ than it does with ‘speaking the truth,’” and that the central front in the battle for power is “essentially a contest over popular meanings and common sense.”
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Deprogramming historical brainwashing

The eonic effect needs a college course… June 19th, 2018 ·
The previous post raised the question of historical study using the eonic effect. The eonic effect should be the subject matter for a college course, but unfortunately professional historians are extremely critical of anything that smacks of ‘speculative’ history and would never allow such a course. Perhaps that can change. Continue reading “Deprogramming historical brainwashing”