Not only that, but who could be using your computer. Stop buying those sparkly hookers!
Tom, your mix CD is under way!
…I anxiously await yours.
By the way, nice new layout!
[On being a historian]
I am well aware that I have never written anything but fictions.” —You’re the man, Foucault.
Historians used to suffer from the disease of literal-mindedness…many of them dismissed certain human actions, such as blessing with two fingers instead of three as ‘mere’ ritual, ‘mere’ symbols, matters of no importance. In the last generation, cultural historians, like cultural anthropologists, have demonstrated the weaknesses of this positivist approach.
Whatever the future of historical studies, there should be no return to literal-mindedness.” —
My new historical crush Peter Burke in What Is Cultural History?