From Historians Analyze the Danger of Trump | nymag.com
Cold comfort. But history can offer little else.
Zilblatt said he once laughed off comparisons of the U.S. to the Weimar Republic, noting Germany in the early 1930s â€œhad a major economic crisis and the trauma of millions of people dead in World War I.â€ However, while itâ€™s not exactly the same, Zilblatt said Americans are nevertheless â€œsuffering economically and from the trauma of death and being isolatedâ€ amid a recession and a pandemic that has left over 200,000 dead barely a month before Election Day.
Obviously, neither Hitler nor fascism is coming around the corner in the United States. But, the fact that such a comparison can even be considered by a serious political scientist with a straight face shows how far things have degenerated.
From Is this a racist image, or is there a more complex account?
How to read an image: historical foundations of some artistic conventions.
The Star worn by a Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) at first sight shows a white man crushing the head of a Black man. Except those arenâ€™t men at all, but have bright green wings. In fact, the standing figure is the Archangel Saint Michael, and the head he is crushing is that of Satan.
From The fall of Colston’s statue: ‘It didnâ€™t take long â€“ about four tugs of the ropes’
Rees said on Monday that Colstonâ€™s vexed legacy would be noted instead by placing his statue in a museum, along with some of the banners and signs left behind by those who tore it down. Meanwhile, with calls for similar monuments in Oxford, Cardiff, Derbyshire and London to face a reckoning of their own, the implications of the statueâ€™s removal may spread far beyond Bristol itself.
What connects where I was born and raised with where my wife was born and raised? Teleology. Ha.