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Swerves, Curves, and the Conceits of Scholars Tadit Anderson

(( update this chapter has expanded into two chapters. What follows here is centered around essentially a review of the book The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt. I have used this book to demonstrate a number of problems within academia relative to deficient aspects of how material related to western cultural history and development tend to diminish a comprehensive understanding particularly of ancient western history. The next chapter will review the history of the ancient and classical west relative to the genuine development and resistance to functional democracy.

Pericles and the Socialization of Economics by Tadit Anderson 2014

later: I've moved on to writing another chapter this one examining to importance of Epicurus and the 600 year Epicurean movement, and its relationship to "socialism" as promoted by Karl Marx in his dissertation. An important part of this is the contribution made by Benjamin Farrington in his book The Faith of Epicurus, with a side analysis of a popular level book by Greenblatt entitled "The Swerve." See the article above this piece.

Jeffrey B. Perry on Theodore Allen's "The Invention of the White Race"

This is a complement to the interview with Gerald Horne. This is a short version of this presentation by Jeffrey Perry on Theodore Allen's deep and scholarly attack upon the superstitions that define White Supremacy and related issues. His website: http://www.jeffreybperry.net/index.htm has additional videos and articles posted. This is also offered because of the motivations involved with white supremacy are at their root economic in nature.

Interview of Dr. Gerald Horne by "Against the Grain" KPFA Demythologizing The American Revolution

I very, highly recommend this interview of Professor Gerald Horne by the KFPA interview program Against the Grain. I have personally been advocating for an authentic historical narrative to the "creation myth" versions of early American history as a massive collection of historical conceits for a long time. Dr. Horne comes from a perspective kindred to Charles Beard's The Economic Consequences of the US Constitution. Dr. Horne has a number of books in print on a number of related topics particularly related to slavery

US President J.F.Kennedy and Federal Budgetary Policy, Posted by Mat Forstater, NEP Nov 22nd 2013

JFK and Federal Budgetary Policy

By Mathew Forstater

On this, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we would do well to remind ourselves that another loss resulting from that fateful day was that of a progressive trend in leadership regarding federal budgetary policy. The points are expressed so clearly they require no interpretation or commentary.

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Commencement Address, Yale University, June 11, 1962

A Video history of The Spanish Civil War

A video history of the Spanish Civil War, which was effectively the beginning of World War Two, sometimes described as a war against fascism. More accurately it was a war of different varieties of nationalist and corporatist fascism. It was also used as a proving ground for industrial warfare to be used during the wider European and Asian conflicts.

New Attacks on FDR’s New Deal Fueled by Old - and Discredited - Ideology" by Marshall Auerback, the Roosevelt Institute

If the US government had a dollar every time someone proclaimed to learn the lessons of the Great Depression, we probably wouldn’t have a budget deficit. Usually, these debates turn on the question of fiscal policy and whether in fact, FDR’s New Deal had a discernable role in generating recovery. “Fiscal austerians” have done much to dismiss the economic achievements of the New Deal, some even suggesting that FDR’s fiscal policies worsened the crisis.

Margaret Thatcher Is Dead: Where We Are Now by Dan Kervick. New Economic Perspectives April 9th, 2013

Thatcher and Ronald Reagan were seminal conservative politicians who came to power in 1979 and 1980 at the end of a period of profound transformation in the Anglo-American world. A postwar system forged in war, and built on a broad foundation of industrial labor, rising middle class prosperity, and an active government hand in economic development was transforming itself socially and economically into something quite different.

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