ZENPUNDIT OF CHICAGO BOYZ
At the gracious invitation of Jonathan
, I have become one of the co-bloggers at the highly respected Chicago Boyz
. It is an honor to be included in such thoughtful and erudite company and I look forward to a long and enjoyable relationship with my new cohorts, including Lexington Green
, who has already proven most cordial to me in the offline world.
Primarily, I will be cross-posting select items from Zenpundit
but I will also be making periodic original contributions to Chicago Boyz as I find my " groove" there - and I will try hard to refrain from wandering into abstruse military theory from the 5GW dimension ( I'll save that for here).
My maiden post is entitled "On History
". An excerpt:"...Linear paradigms in history, while offering a tidy, chronological sequence that is familiar to anyone who, as a child, was required to draw a timeline in school, present their own analytical problems. On an ideological level, the view of history as unidirectional “progress” tends to breed a spirit of determinism that inclines the historian to ignore contrary evidence. Much has been made about leftist MESA scholars in academia who were blind to the rise of Islamism before 9/11; much the same could be said of conservative scholars in the West who ignored the potential barbarism of Fascism and National Socialism. It is possible for history to move backwards, metaphorically speaking. Or backwards and forwards at the same time, as in the case of the Nazis, who championed both atavistic racialism and modern technology."Read the rest here
Again, I'd like to thank Jonathan for the warm welcome and for gibing me another place to hang my hat.