Tag Archives: history

Wolff, “In Defense of Anarchism.”

History’s process may yet accomplish what is beyond Philosophy’s power—the complete destruction of authority.

Vico reversed.

We can understand least what we have made ourselves: history.

Herodotus > Thucydides.

History isn’t just war; it is everything.

How can I be “ashamed” of U.S. history?

I never assumed I should be “proud” of it in the first place.

It was once called History.

We call it “the racist history of [fill in the blank]” now. It will be called History again, but in a new way.


What makes history more than “one damn thing after another”? The same thing that makes your story more than “one damn thing after another.”

Speculation is played out.

Historical and geographical breadth are the new indices of abstract and theoretical depth.

History happens twice.

Sitting Bull joined Buffalo Bill to reenact battles: the events are tragic, the representations are farce.

Old arguments are like old socks.

A lost sock will magically reappear in the oddest place, the other sock nowhere to be found.

I’d like to act my age.

Sometimes the biographical leaps straight for the historical.