Sunday, September 18, 2011

Re-Revisionist History & Etc.

A little tab clearing here; no news, just jotting down some references for future use.

Arthur Herman in The Weekly Standard dismantled the conventional wisdom that World War Two ended the Great Depression. Quite the opposite, he says; it actually prolonged it.

Mark Tooley in The American Spectator reviewed the work of a Scholars Commission in debunking the 200 year old claim that Thomas Jefferson got Sally Hemmings pregnant. Some Jefferson did; the DNA evidence proved that much, but almost certainly not Thomas Jefferson.

And Takuan Seiyo in an amusing article entitled Gelded Men and Insane Socialist Women made an off-hand reference to Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Why isn't this play performed more often? It seems to me as good as anything by Shakespeare.