What Is History Meaning?

History is Events, People, Places, and Themes. That seems clear enough to most readers of history. What is less obvious and often missed is the meaning of Events, People, Places, and Themes, and thus the meaning of history. Many feel that in just mapping such elements and knowing where things fit chronologically, we have history. Nothing could be further from the truth. In such an outlook we have not really discovered history.
The Squeezed

The Squeezed

My new sociological model. Politicians and bureaucrats at the top, bottom-thinking in a tight bubble of a worldview, and thinking well of their 'success'. The public frustrated at policy failure. And policy researchers and developers in the squeeze of being...

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Who is objecting to the Voice of the Historian?

Who is objecting to the Voice of the Historian?

"History and historians play a crucial role in Australian culture. They are foundational to other fields in the arts, with historical research often underpinning film, theatre, literature and even, on occasion, dance. A government serious about implementing a cultural...

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Extraordinary Times and the Wisdom of Ages

Extraordinary Times and the Wisdom of Ages

“…it's one of these moments where you feel like an era has come to an end and the world is a little emptier,” so spoke the wisdom of Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, on the occasion of the passing of Olivia Newton-John.   In a matter of only a few days, two...

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Extraordinary Times and the Wisdom of Ages

The Night of Present Moment

The breeze is blowing. What will come With the wind? Passing memories Of you, love.     The crest of The day. Light has gone. And thoughts turn to you.     I sigh. What is there to be, I said Conversations have Past, and now The silence of the...

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Exceptionalism and Conceit

Exceptionalism and Conceit

You have to ask American Senator Ted Cruz, who's propaganda is he and the gun lobby defending? Do we ennoble savagery, and do we falsify civility? These are the questions for the times, and it goes to exceptionalism for personal and national conceit. Exceptionalism is...

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New Dawn

New Dawn

NEW DAWN This morning… This is what I said to my American colleague, Garrett Lang of the Free Thinker Institute (New York, NY), who I work with on these big ideas of education, and politics.   … here today, on Sunday, we have a new government. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! It...

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