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Shibboleths
On the political uses of ignorance and tribal identities of American natives
ignorance  knowledge  politics  tribes  communities  identity  USA  lies  culture  observation  perception 
february 2011 by amaah
A History of the Past:'Life Reeked With Joy'
bloopers on European history... Possibly as an act of vengeance, a history professor--compiling, verbatim, several decades' worth of freshman papers--offers some of his students’ more striking insights into European history from the Middle Ages to the present.
hatchetjob  humour  language  history  Europe  education  thinking  writing  funny  knowledge  ignorance  bloopers  culture  observation  perception 
september 2009 by amaah
W. and Graham Greene
Graham Greene, a Brit, understood this aspect of the American character. Greene's indictment is: "He was impregnably armoured by his good intentions and his ignorance."
GrahamGreene  quotes  ignorance  observation  Bush  politics  war  neocons  rogues  idealism  irony  hatchetjob  USA 
august 2007 by amaah
On Ignorance by Hilaire Belloc
There is a special form of this method it is to show a steady and crass ignorance of very nearly everything that can be mentioned, and with all this to keep a steady mouth, a determined eye, and (this is essential) to show by a hundred allusions that you
observation  ignorance  humour  culture  knowledge  wit  HilaireBelloc  essay  behaviour 
may 2007 by amaah
On George W. Bush
"His had been an intellectual decision founded on his conviction that if a little knowledge was a dangerous thing, a lot was lethal." A meditation on knowledge, ignorance and the Scrambled Egg Theory of Mesopotamia
observation  profile  knowledge  ignorance  Bush  USA  America  neocons  dubya  literature  psychology  culture  TomSharpe  HilaireBelloc  hatchetjob  essay  zingers  blood  rogues  FallenAngels  ThingsFallApart  toli 
may 2007 by amaah

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