A quick note while I have time….
The Journal of American History has published a round table forum on the state of the field of military history, a rare instance of that quarterly’s attention to the subject. It is in Vol. 93, #4, March 2007. Those with access to the History Cooperative can also access this forum on line.
Contributors include Wayne Lee, Tami Davis Biddle, Brian P. Farrell, Marc Milner, Brian Holden Reid, and Ronald H. Spector.
Due to my efforts to complete my history PhD, my upcoming move, and the start of a new full-time job, I will not be posting new items to this site for the forseeable future.
For those who check here for history news items, I suggest looking at HNN.us for them.
This was taken in Leicestershire a few days ago.
Here is a great example of how the news is distorted by the press in order to advance their own polemical politics.
The Pope has recently decreed that priests are allowed to say the Latin Mass without first getting special permission from their bishops. Bear in mind that the pre-Vatican II Latin Mass was very popular and still is, for its beauty, tradition and continuity. It is also known as the Tridentine Mass.
But how does the Washington Post report on this so-called “conservative” development? Here are the headlines of two stories they ran, and you can see for yourself:
Bishop Mourns Latin Decree, Jews Want Clarity
Latin Mass Headache for Catholic Parishes.
The model of objectivity!
England has its own Pat Robertsons:
The floods that have devastated swathes of the country are God’s judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, according to senior Church of England bishops.
One diocesan bishop has even claimed that laws that have undermined marriage, including the introduction of pro-gay legislation, have provoked God to act by sending the storms that have left thousands of people homeless.
The Rt Rev Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle, argued that the floods are not just a result of a lack of respect for the planet, but also a judgment on society’s moral decadence.
Post hoc, ergo propter hoc, eh?