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  • Jacques Barzun Dies at 104; Cultural Critic Saw the Sun Setting on the West

    10/26/2012 11:16:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 25, 2012 | Edward Rothstein
    Jacques Barzun, the distinguished historian, essayist, cultural gadfly and educator who helped establish the modern discipline of cultural history and came to see the West as sliding toward decadence, died Thursday night in San Antonio, where he lived. He was 104.
  • Left-Wing Historian: Arab Hate the Obstacle to Peace

    09/08/2012 2:34:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/12
    The main obstacle to Israeli-Arab peace is the Palestinian nationalist movement’s fanaticism and refusal to compromise, historian Benny Morris has said. Morris, who was once numbered among Israel’s most staunchly left-wing academics, told Haaretz, .... “I’ve written enough about a conflict that has no solution, primarily due to the Palestinians’ consistency in rejecting a two-state solution.” He mentioned his most recent book, “One State, Two States,” which, he said, describes a “historic journey” with a political purpose. “I want to open readers’ eyes to the truth,” he declared. “My goal is to expose the goals of the Palestinian national movement...
  • TV historian triggers storm after calling Islam a 'made-up' religion (UK)

    09/02/2012 6:57:06 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-2-12 | Mario Ledwith
    Channel 4 has become embroiled in controversy after viewers claimed that a programme distorted the history of Islam. The broadcaster and regulator Ofcom and received nearly 550 complaints after Islam: The Untold Story was screened last week. The show’s presenter, Tom Holland, was subjected to a wave of criticism for his investigation into the origins of the religion and its early texts. He said there was little written contemporary evidence about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and claimed that the Koran makes little or no reference to Islam’s holy city of Mecca. Holland, an award-winning writer and historian, received...
  • Art critic Robert Hughes dies in New York at 74

    08/07/2012 9:46:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Australian ^ | August 7, 2012 | Matthew Westwood
    The brilliant and sometimes controversial art critic and historian Robert Hughes has died in New York at the age of 74.
  • Sir John Keegan - RIP

    08/03/2012 5:16:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | August 2, 2012 | Staff
    He had been on the teaching staff of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, for 25 years in 1986 when Max Hastings announced his recruitment to the paper the day he took over the editor’s chair. Keegan proved an unrivalled asset as the Soviet empire crumbled and collapsed, the government demanded a “peace dividend” in the form of cutbacks to the Armed Forces and a series of military actions flared up in the Middle East and the Balkans.
  • Video: Gingrich schools Pelley on “rule of law” on terrorists

    Gingrich Lectures combative debate moderator on rules of war.
  • Gingrich Interviewed on Fox News Special Report Around 6:35 - 6:40 PM EST Tonight

    11/08/2011 3:35:25 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 76 replies
    Fox News Special Report ^ | 11/8/11 | Fox News
    Fox News Special Report interviews a Republican presidential candidate each week; today, it's Newt Gingrich's turn, starting around 6:35 - 6:40 PM EST. In past weeks, the interview starts on TV, and continues after 7PM EST on "Special Report Online"; I posted the link to the online show above.
  • Historian Details Nazi Outreach in Arab World

    05/23/2010 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 564+ views
    inn ^ | 5/23/10 | Maayana Miskin
    During World War II Nazi Germany tried to rally support in the Arab world, often trying to find common ground in anti-Semitism. The extent of the Nazi propaganda in Arabic has been revealed in a book titled Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World. Historian Jeffrey Herf based his book on wartime broadcasts in Arabic that were transcribed by the American embassy in Cairo. Thousands of transmissions were sent from 1939 to 1945.
  • Left-Wing Israeli Historian Now Blames Arabs for Impasse

    05/21/2008 4:43:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 122+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 5-21-08 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Writing in the May 8th edition of Newsweek, Benny Morris - long known as a Revisionist, even anti-Israel, historian - says Arab-Muslim hatred of Israel continues to preclude peace. Though his article contains many anti-Israel jabs, the thrust is that there is nothing Israel can do to overcome Islamic national-religious hatred of Israel and the Jews in the Land of Israel. [Arab] rejection of any compromise, whether a partition of Palestine or the creation of a binational state, was deep-seated, consensual and consistent. "Myself and several other young Israeli historians were dubbed revisionists and commonly assumed to be doves,"...
  • Eminent Historian Debunks Scottish History As Largely Fabrication

    05/19/2008 4:05:09 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 201+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 5-18-2008 | Stuart MacDonald
    Eminent historian debunks Scottish history as largely fabricationA book by the late Hugh Trevor-Roperand due to be published five years after his death argues that Scottish history is based on myths and falsehoods Stuart MacDonald SCOTLAND’S history is weaved from a “fraudulent” fabric of “myths and falsehoods”, according to an explosive new study by one of the world’s most eminent historians. The Invention of Scotland: Myth and History, is the last book, and one of the most controversial, written by the late Hugh Trevor-Roper. Now, five years after his death, the book is to be published at one of the...
  • Been There Done That

    07/10/2007 10:43:50 AM PDT · by Kaput · 255+ views
    campusreportonline.net ^ | July 9, 2007 | Mary Kapp
    Been There Done That by: Mary Kapp, July 09, 2007 Young conservatives watching the poll ratings of the only president they have ever voted for implode got some words of comfort, sort of, from a veteran conservative journalist last month at the Heritage Foundation. After conservative Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater’s landslide defeat in 1964, the movement that nominated him was “apparently dead,” M. Stanton Evans remembers. “We didn’t even have grief counselors at that time,” Evans wryly recounts. “The malls weren’t covered.” “It could rain.” Back then, Evans was the editorial page editor of The Indianapolis News. “There were...
  • One of The Corps' Great Historians Passes

    05/08/2007 7:43:14 PM PDT · by AlbertoMG · 11 replies · 777+ views
    National Review Online - The Tank ^ | May 8, 2007 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons passed away Saturday.
  • Historian Discovers Evidence Documenting First European Voyage Up The Delaware

    04/23/2007 5:54:30 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 768+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-23-2007 | University Of Pennsylvania
    Source: University of Pennsylvania Date: April 23, 2007 Historian Discovers Evidence Documenting First European Voyage Up The Delaware Science Daily — A University of Pennsylvania scholar has pinpointed 1616 as the year of the first European voyage up the Delaware River. Jaap Jacobs, a senior fellow at Penn's McNeil Center for Early American Studies, detailed his findings in a paper, "Truffle Hunting with an Iron Hog: The First Dutch Voyage up the Delaware River," recently presented as part of the McNeil Center Seminar Series. Scholarly discoveries tend to be the outcome of a deliberate process, but serendipity played an important...
  • A lifelong voice for conservatives

    02/21/2006 5:28:54 PM PST · by Mike Bates · 7 replies · 316+ views
    The Washinton Times ^ | 2/21/2006 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    M. Stanton Evans has watched conservatives come and go for 50 years, and has long lamented their tendency to catch "Potomac fever" as soon as they come to power. "When our people get to the point where they can do us some good, they stop being our people," he said in enunciating what he calls "Evans' Law of Politics." Through good times and bad, Mr. Evans has used his syndicated columns, his books and his whiskey-wry humor to steady the spirits of fellow conservatives for 50 years. "I was never for Nixon until Watergate," he once told a press conference...
  • Holocaust Denier Gets Three Years

    02/20/2006 10:52:30 AM PST · by Jeremiah2911 · 112 replies · 2,335+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 20, 2006 | VERONIKA OLEKSYN
    Right-wing British historian David Irving pleaded guilty Monday to denying the Holocaust and was sentenced to three years in prison, even after conceding he wrongly said there were no Nazi gas chambers at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Irving, handcuffed and wearing a navy blue suit, arrived in court carrying a copy of one of his most controversial books — "Hitler's War," which challenges the extent of the Holocaust. "I made a mistake when I said there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz," Irving told the court before his sentencing, at which he faced up to 10 years in prison. He...
  • The Pope (JPII) was Jewish says historian

    11/08/2005 5:40:59 AM PST · by NYer · 48 replies · 1,075+ views
    Metro News ^ | April 14, 2005 | Riazat Butt
    A MANCHESTER historian has claimed that Pope John Paul II was Jewish. Yaakov Wise says his study into the the maternal ancestry of Karol Josez Wojtyla (John Paul II's real name) has revealed startling conclusions. Mr Wise, a researcher in orthodox Jewish history and philosophy, said the late Pope's mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were all probably Jewish and came from a small town not far from Krakow. The Pope was a priest and cardinal archbishop in the Polish city before his election to the papacy. Mr Wise said: "According to orthodox Judaism, a person's Jewish identity is passed down...
  • Historian plans book on Hurricane Katrina

    09/12/2005 7:39:08 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 23 replies · 526+ views
    mercury news ^ | 9-12-05 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK - In the first major book deal related to Hurricane Katrina, historian and best-selling author Douglas Brinkley is planning "an analysis and narrative of the ongoing crisis in New Orleans in historical context," according to his publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. The book, tentatively titled "The Great Deluge," is scheduled to be published by Morrow early next year. Financial terms were not disclosed Monday and there was no immediate word on whether any proceeds would be donated to charity. "Hurricane Katrina is without question the worst natural disaster in American history," Brinkley, a professor at the...
  • Historian Seeks to Re-create Legendary Rebel Yell

    07/01/2005 8:55:40 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 57 replies · 1,902+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | July 1, 2005 | Dru Sefton
    Alabama artist Roberta Wesley hoped to capture the intensity of the legendary Confederate battle cry in her painting "Rebel Yell." (Courtesy of Roberta Wesley) Historian Seeks to Re-create Legendary Rebel Yell BY DRU SEFTON  The rebel yell, a legend of the Confederacy, endures today in racehorse names, song titles and Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. But actual recordings of the piercing battle cry, which terrified countless Union troops during the Civil War, are extremely rare.Now a Civil War historian working with a sound engineer has multiplied a yell to re-create the hideous cacophony Union soldiers faced in battles...
  • LDS historian Hugh Nibley dies at age 94

    02/25/2005 10:32:34 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 6 replies · 411+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2/25/2005 | Peggy Fletcher Stack and Mark Eddington
    Not many Mormon scholars could get away with lambasting the faithful for their excessive materialism, their fondness for the military and hunting, or their kitschy church art and still remain a favorite son. Fewer still could be a mentor to church defenders and LDS social critics at the same time. And almost no other Mormon thinker could offer Homer's Odyssey as a bedtime story to his children, simultaneously translating the original Greek into English. But that was Hugh Winder Nibley. Nibley, credited with launching the scholarly examination of Mormon scriptures, died Thursday at his Provo home weeks before his 95th...
  • Company Historian Builds on a Fascination with Firearms

    01/13/2005 11:04:27 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 39 replies · 858+ views
    www.freepatriot.com ^ | 1 9 05 | Eric Goldscheider
    There is an entire bookshelf (10 feet, 6 inches long) in Roy G. Jinks's home office that contains every firearms patent issued in the United States from June 29, 1832, to May 17, 1921. They were compiled and bound first by Daniel Baird Wesson, who died in 1906, and then his sons. D. B. Wesson, as he was known, together with his business partner Horace Smith founded Smith & Wesson, a company that holds a special place in American industrial history. Roy G. Jinks in his home office, which mirrors the office of Smith & Wesson co-founder D. B. Wesson,...
  • Going Third World, à la Française

    11/02/2004 9:47:35 PM PST · by forty_years · 410+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 3, 2004 | Elie Kedourie
    Editors' preface: A noted historian of the Middle East has said the following about the legacy of scholars who devoted their careers to the study of the region: The giants of the recent past tend to be largely forgotten as soon as they are dead if not before, especially if what they have written isn't what is now considered fashionable or central … They are criticized when they are in error, but their achievements are forgotten.[1] While this is largely true in the English-speaking countries, it is not true in France, where a few French "giants" of Islamic and Arab...
  • British Historian Paul Johnson: Bush Must Win

    10/17/2004 5:18:04 PM PDT · by ArmoredCav · 150 replies · 9,811+ views
    CAMPAIGN 2004 High Stakes Quite simply, Kerry must be stopped; and Bush must win PAUL JOHNSON The great issue in the 2004 election — it seems to me as an Englishman — is, How seriously does the United States take its role as a world leader, and how far will it make sacrifices, and risk unpopularity, to discharge this duty with success and honor? In short, this is an election of the greatest significance, for Americans and all the rest of us. It will redefine what kind of a country the United States is, and how far the rest of...
  • Social Critic, Historian Boorstin Dies

    02/28/2004 7:21:10 PM PST · by TomServo · 13 replies · 179+ views
    AP ^ | 2/28/04 | JENNIFER C. KERR
    Daniel J. Boorstin, the bow-tied, million-selling historian and social critic who coined the phrase "pseudo-event" and immersed himself in subjects both grand and obscure, died Saturday. He was 89. Boorstin died after midnight of pneumonia at Washington's Sibley Hospital, his wife, Ruth, said. Boorstin served as Librarian of Congress from 1975 to 1987, and he remained active for years in library affairs. He helped with the acquisition of manuscripts and consulted on matters at the Center for the Book and the American Folklife Center, both of which he helped create. But most people knew him for his own books. Boorstin...
  • 6 of 13 people found the following review helpful (Vanity - Amazon Review of Mideast History)

    11/10/2003 6:31:08 PM PST · by ml/nj · 4 replies · 143+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | May 31, 2003 | ML/NJ
    This is a book of Breathtaking Bias [Review of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Charle Smith] I purchased and read it because I saw that it was being used for the "Jews and Arabs in Contact and Conflict" course given at Cornell University. In the preface Smith states that, "in the early 1980s [he] could not find a satisfactory text to introduce the subject to the college student or the general reader." Over the course of the next 500+ pages one understands Smith's use of the word "satisfactory" here. Smith assures us that he considers "Zionist and Palestinian...
  • Historian Claims End of American Empire

    08/08/2003 6:52:09 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 38 replies · 302+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | 08/07/03 | NewsMax Carl Limbacher
    "There will be no American Empire," claims French historian and demographer Emmanuel Todd, whose 1976 book predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union. "The world is too large and dynamic to be controlled by one power." Todd claims that the power and influence of the United States is being overestimated, and that the decline of America as superpower has already begun. According to Canada's The Dominion paper, Todd told Switzerland's New Zuricher that the U.S. was similar to 16th-century Spain, that U.S. economic power was being undermined by the decline of its industrial base and its increased dependence on other...
  • Thomas D. Clark, Kentucky's Historian Laureate, Turns 100 Monday

    07/13/2003 6:43:02 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 226+ views
    Lexington, KY, Herald-Leader ^ | 07-13-03 | Jester, Art
    MAN OF THE CENTURY Kentucky's historian laureate celebrates a special birthday By Art Jester HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER Tomorrow is not a state holiday, but maybe it should be. Thomas D. Clark, Kentucky's beloved historian laureate, will be 100 years old. "I've lived a full life," Clark said recently, in one of his greatest understatements. The truth is, Clark has crammed into his 100 years enough for several productive lifetimes. "There was never a moment to stop," he said. "There have been just too many things that needed to be done." Most of all, Clark has been the eloquent voice of...
  • M. Stanton Evans: Senate Historian Botched Newly-Released Data on McCarthy

    05/28/2003 8:29:34 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 12 replies · 2,297+ views
    Human Events, May 26, 2003 ^ | 05-26-03 | Evans, M. Stanton
    Editor Taints Recently Published Hearings How Senate Historian Botched Data on McCarthy By M. Stanton Evans The more we learn about the executive hearings on subversion held 50 years ago by Sen. Joe McCarthy (R.-Wis.), unveiled this month for public viewing, the more bizarre the tale becomes. Though mostly covering the same terrain as did public probes run by McCarthy in ’53 and ’54, these 4,000-plus pages of closed-door sessions contain a lot of added information and should be a great resource for scholars. Assuming, that is, that anyone actually bothers to read them—rather than relying on the gloss supplied...
  • Archaeological Discovery in Bulgaria Clue to Ancient Mystery

    02/14/2003 1:30:45 PM PST · by vannrox · 20 replies · 773+ views
    www.novinite.com ^ | 2003-02-13 | Novinite editorial Staff
     Subscribe for free at www.novinite.com Archaeological Discovery in Bulgaria Clue to Ancient Mystery2003-02-13Bulgarian archaeologists discovered an oval ritual hall fitting the description that ancient historians gave to the Dionysus Temple in the Rhodope range famous for its splendor and mysteriousness in antique times and for the many failed attempts to determine its exact location in modernity. During an expedition in 2002, the team of archeologist Nikolay Ovcharov unearthed the hall inside of an ancient Thracian palace, some 250km southeast of Bulgaria's capital Sofia. The temple-palace is part of the dead city of Perpericon in Bulgaria's Eastern Rhodope Mountain that...
  • Bellesiles Is Out. A professor at the center of controversy is forced to resign.

    10/28/2002 9:35:23 AM PST · by me3 · 35 replies · 294+ views
    National Review ^ | October 28, 2002 | Melissa Seckora
    October 28, 2002, 10:00 a.m. Bellesiles Is Out. A professor at the center of controversy is forced to resign. Emory University announced on Friday afternoon that it had accepted the resignationof history professor Michael Bellesiles, the author of Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture. The award-winning book stirred up controversybecause it appeared to confirm what many scholars already believed: that the Second Amendment protects only a collective right to bear arms and that individual gun rights were unimportant to America's Founders. The facts, however, were not there to back up Bellesiles's contention. Emory also released a 40-page...
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: The Historian Who Defended Clinton to Speak in Shreveport

    10/18/2002 5:16:23 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 179+ views
    The Shreveport Times | 10-18-02 | Prime, John Andrew
    Historian to explore Lincoln's Cabinet John Andrew Prime Posted on October 18, 2002 Historian and writer Doris Kearns Goodwin never walked a mile in the big shoes of Abraham Lincoln, but she's eager to explore - in print and in Shreveport next week - the prickly brambles the Civil War president trod dealing with the men who formed his cabinet. She'll speak on Lincoln and his cabinet at 8 a.m. Thursday at the LSU Shreveport University Center Theater as this year's Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture speaker, sponsored by the school's International Lincoln Center for American Studies. The talk is...