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Same look, new server

The Aporetic is back! At a new server. My university kicked me off the university server, which is probably good because there was sometimes political stuff and there might be more. Your author has been going like gangbusters of a new book, on a topic that surprises him. I’m writing a biography of Frances O’Neill, […]

Lovesick Indeed

This fleeting moment’s viral video involves an 11 year old kid from rural Illinois, Mason Ramsey, who apparently likes to go to Walmart and sing in what the internet is calling an old-fashioned country style. Here’s Mason, and an article on Mason in Slate. The kid is singing an imitation of Hank Williams, who recorded […]

Academic Editor 2.0

Continuing thoughts on what would professional associations 2.0 look like, what would the job of editing look like? Let’s look at what it’s like now. Right now the editor of, say, the American Historical Review gets lots of submissions. He/she reads them ( I assume) and then decides whether or not to send them to […]

Collective Bargaining

The news is full of the Wisconsin showdown, where the governor and the GOP dominated legislature want to strip the right to bargain collectively from teachers and public employees, except for police and firefighters. There are a lot of odd aspects to the governor’s case. It’s odd that one side, known as “the State of […]