Category Archives: History Made Fun

A Tongue in Cheek History of Ireland


Many of my readers have read my History Made Fun stuff.  I want to travel to Ireland and thought I would do my tongue in cheek Irish History. Why am I writing this?  I’m Jewish, not Irish. According to DNA, … Continue reading

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Book Review


I am going to concentrate on my series Reading History Like a Novel, but will begin here with a book review.   http://www.nytimes.com/1992/07/19/books/200-years-later-the-xhosa-fight-on.html?pagewanted=all

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The Metropolitan Museum. Chinese Calligraphy and Charles James Fashion.


Elaine wants to see the Charles James exhibit, as does my dear friend Dr. Rita Pettiford, who came in from New Jersey to see it.  (Rita is helping someone write a book about this and she is my glamorous friend … Continue reading

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The Triple Package by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld.


Amy Chua is known by many as the “Tiger Mom.”  Jed Rubenfeld is her husband and they both teach at Yale.  You already have the power couple of New Haven, Connecticut. The Triple Package is three things that make certain … Continue reading

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Race and Genetics Time Magazine.


Click on Time Magazine for the article.  I’ve written before about Genetics and Politics.  What about Genetics and History?  The author is the former New York Times Science Editor, Nicholas Wade.   Take a look at the following passage from … Continue reading

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Ah Sarcasm and H.L. Mencken.


I scared myself.  With my sarcastic look at life, I may grow up to be the Twenty-first Century H.L. Mencken.    Mencken, the scribe of Baltimore.  (There have been other Baltimore scribes, they do have a newspaper you know, it’s … Continue reading

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Political Science and the Brain


I just finished a book by three political science professors, John R. Hibbing, Kevin B. Smith and John R. Alford, called Predisposed, Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences. First I will start with their talk about City College … Continue reading

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