Monday, May 22, 2017
My new shoes were just delivered to my apt. I glanced at the invoice and noticed it said the Chucks were for women. I can't tell any difference between a man's Chuck and a woman's but it doesn't matter right now because I'm obsessed with wondering if there's a woman out there with feet my size and the children we'd make together.
He's been venerated for a long time now but was Robert E. Lee actually a good general?
Lee, they wrote, mishandled overall strategy of the war. Outmanned, Lee should have taken a more defensive posture, drawing the North into difficult Southern terrain. Instead, he was constantly on the offensive, which resulted in heavy casualties and broken spirits.
“All the Confederacy needed was a stalemate, which would confirm its existence as a separate country,” Bonekemper wrote. “The burden was on the North to defeat the Confederacy and compel the return of the eleven wayward states to the Union.”
Historian James McPherson put it this way: “The South could ‘win’ the war by not losing.” However, “the North could win only by winning.”
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I had no idea about any of this (but am totally not surprised):
“In the early twentieth century the United States was not just a country with racism,” writes Yale law professor James Whitman in his book “Hitler’s American Model.” “It was the leading racist jurisdiction — so much so that even Nazi Germany looked to America for inspiration.”USA! USA! USA!
In his startling new history, Whitman traces the substantial influence of American race laws on the Third Reich. The book, in effect, is a portrait of the United States assembled from the admiring notes of Nazi lawmakers, who routinely referenced American policies in the design of their own racist regime.
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
THIS has rocketed to the top of my "wish I had written this" list.
Finally, keep in mind that beneath all that fur, Teen Wolf is only human—or half-human, whatever—with weaknesses, just like any of us. And as a hormonally imbalanced, eternally cursed teenager, he’s particularly fragile. For one thing, at just under 70 percent, Teen Wolf’s free-throw shooting is comparatively weak; if you’ve got a kid on your team brave or crazy enough to knock Teen Wolf down with a hard foul, encourage it. Make him earn his points at the line. “Hack-a-Wolf” brought us within 10 of the Beavers during last year’s playoffs—that is, until Teen Wolf dunked eight consecutive trips down the floor from the 3-point line, putting the lead out of reach.Every word is dynamite.
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