Judging Historical Figures

As an author of historical fiction and historian, the question of how to juxtapose historical figures against my ethics is common. Now, the first way I judge historical figures is by their own standards. That is whether and to what degree they were hypocrites. The next way I judge figures is whether or not theirContinue reading “Judging Historical Figures”

The Philosophy of History

I majored in history and one question that comes up in intro history classes is “What is history?” My answer to what history is derived from Hegel and Parfit. It is the process by which paradigms evolve. It is normal becoming strange and a new normal replacing it. It is the unthinkable becoming unthinkable toContinue reading “The Philosophy of History”

The Consequences of Perpetual Revolution

There are many reasons for the mistrust of institutions in recent years, one in particular that I’ll focus on for this piece is that of authority being the villains in every social struggle in the past few centuries. Social analysis tends to be more restricted in the timescales it considers yet I think we haveContinue reading “The Consequences of Perpetual Revolution”