Monthly Archives: November 2008

Dear President Santa

Here’s a Christmas wish list of stocking stuffers for the Obama transition team to consider. The big-ticket expenses, difficult decisions and intractable problems are one thing. Fixing the economic situation may be beyond anybody’s immediate reach. Undoing some of the … Continue reading

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Election Liveblogging

Ok, ok. I’m watching, might as well blog. Voting this morning was easy. We waited until about 10 a.m., no lines, but there had apparently been some earlier in the day and I gather there were some long lines late … Continue reading

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Cup Running Over

I’m trying really hard not to look at election-related news right now. I want to wait until it’s meaningful news rather than punditry, plus I’m feeling very burned out about national politics any way. So instead, a quick gaming round-up, … Continue reading

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The Problem With ‘Social Construction’

I’ve just been chatting in email with a friend who asked me to boil down my critique of the concept of social construction as it has appeared in history, cultural criticism, anthropology and so on over the last 25 years … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Books, Production of History | 9 Comments