One of History's lessons is that once a group is deemed unteachable they will be placed in the category of an ever present threat to the preferred social order.
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Freeman Dyson famously wrote that “A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.”
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While access to information is now relatively more widespread than in the past, the modern paywall can often prove to be as much of a hurdle to access as the price of manuscripts was in yesteryear.
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Anyone who has attempted higher degree research, will know that after a while the process becomes more a question of will power than mental acuity.
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I went up to the hillside and took a panorama view of the city and found the whole city on fire. - Kiyoshi Tanimoto,
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As the contagion bit hard, Pepys chronicled the flight from the city, mostly of doctors, lawyers and merchants. Then as now, only those with the financial means to do so can seek refuge in seclusion.
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The history of the Spanish Armada is a call to take care on our journey home. Although we may feel mauled by the day, we can salvage most of what we have.
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There is no dearth of ideas, but each was pondered and rejected in turn as the research involved exceeds the allotted time for this daily challenge.
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Much the same could be said for the current protests. Eventually the people will leave the streets and things will largely go back to how they were.
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Memory is more than the activity of an individual. It is an object, in so much as a statue or inscription reminds passers by of a person or event.
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Yet for all the antics, there was a certain honesty about such naked corruption. Votes were sold and it was clear who was buying them.
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One of the most memorable photographs of D-Day was taken by Chief Photographer's Mate Robert F. Sargent and aptly titled 'Into the Jaws of Death.'
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I didn't have the time to write you a short blog about historical analogies, so I wrote about something else.
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The key is to avoid reading events falsely, which inevitably leads to politics shaping what we think is true.
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Chrysostom argued against the notion of men being elevated to the level of gods as such men had not been able to restore their kingdom after death.
Read More Constantine: Divine Emperor or Christian Saint?
The Fourth Crusade veered from its original aim, the reconquest Jerusalem, and ended in the sack of Constantinople; earning for itself the ignominious title of the crusade against fellow-Christians.
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