Posts Tagged ‘history’

One of the things that you learn as you study history is that at some point someone has tried to explain everything from positions that don’t hold water. As a young nation, which America still was in the early 1800s it was wildly xenophobic. Worse as a large part of the movers and shakers who […]

One of the “lost” events of the civil rights struggle was the kidnapping, mutilation and murder of a 14 year old boy in the Mississippi delta for failing to follow the rules he, a visitor, was wholly ignorant of. Worse was the travesty of a trial afterwards. Simeon Wright is the cousin of that lost […]

Benjamin Benneker was not a space marine but that’s probably only because he never got a chance to work with NASA. One of the black men held up to show various small minded bigots like Jefferson that blacks were intellectual equals to the white slave owning, power holders. Among his other accomplishments was hand carving […]

This is one of the best books I’ve read in the last two or three years. If you’re looking for a larger than life figure to base a character on, Dr. Howard is the man. If you want to read about civil rights figures beyond Malcolm X, or Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Dr. Howard […]

There are several truths about American politics that make for interesting fiction fodder. The construction of the two parties of the day are one of them. Currently, both parties are in ebbs of extremism. Historically, this doesn’t continue for too long before the party that is more palatable in their extremity, usually thanks to the […]

You have to wonder sometimes how some impressive speeches get left out of public discourse. Is Johnson as charismatic as Kennedy or King? Probably not, but sometimes a simple approach to things that comes across cleanly is just as strong.

Question of the Day: 9/11

Posted: 11th September 2012 by onyxhawke in Question of the Day
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Eleven years ago today, America was changed forever. The Post Communist Era that began when the Soviet Union crumbled, and the Berlin Wall was smashed to pieces was over. The Age of Terror began. So where were you that day? How have the events of 09/11/01 and what followed effected you most? I was at […]

I was tripping the light fantastic across the internet and came across this fantastic piece of work: That Time We Beat the Americansa piece of writing by a Canadian, referencing the War of 1812. The logical faults of the article are legion, but for a quick look at them: Canada wasn’t even Canada then. It […]

If those words will appear in your cover letter, query or elevator pitch, thank you but not for me. I’ve never been a fan of topical fiction, and this is one that I dread seeing spill over into my inbox. The number of ways it can be done is essentially limitless, the number of ways […]