More Noted Things
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At 74, the Polish writer Ryszard Kapuscinski died last week. Here, he reflects on his childhood memories of 1945:
... in some fundamental sense, the war did not end for me in 1945, or at any time soon afterwards. In many ways, something of it endures in me still. For those who lived through it, war is never over, not in an absolute way. It is a truism that an individual dies only when the last person who knew and remembered him dies; that a human being finally ceases to exist when all the bearers of his memory depart this world. Something like this also happens with war.
The debate about Middlebury College history department's ban on citation of articles from Wikipedia continues at Inside Higher Ed, AHA Today, and Mills Kelly's edwired. Here's the syllabus for the Western Civ course in which Kelly is using Wikipedia as the textbook. Of course, that's in addition to the six monographs he's assigned.
Finally, the Bush Library:"It's like a think tank, except without the doubt." Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for the tip.
Jonathan Dresner - 1/29/2007
At Siris, the comments are called "Links in the chain" (I don't remember offhand what it says when there are no comments), and that link is exactly where you'd expect it to be in a blogspot blog.
I should caution you, though: Brandon Watson is not a debater to take lightly, nor do I think his description of your article to be "tendentious", particularly not in comparison to the article itself, which would garner any number of equally critical comments if it showed up in a stack of my grading.
Ralph E. Luker - 1/29/2007
Professor Grayling, You could reply in comments at Siris, if you care to. Barring that, I'd be happy to post your reply to Watson here at Cliopatria. If you'd like to do that, send your reply to me: ralphluker*at*mindspring*dot*com.
Anthony C Grayling - 1/29/2007
If there were some means of posting a reply to Brandon Watson on his tendentious Siris website, where he defends the Benightedment in apparent immunity from challenge, he shall have a reply, which I'd be pleased to have you read.
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