Category Archives: Britain and British things

Various thoughts on the “Victorian” era – “modernism”, apprehension, war, mass communication, and conflict of ideas

Here are some thoughts I had: THE “VICTORIAN” ERA I tend to view that we are still in the “Victorian” era.  Perhaps the term “Victorian” isn’t the best word but I continue to use it as it makes it clear … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Quixote phenomena” – ongoing effects of the Crusades

There is something which I have been calling the “Quixote phenomena”.   Sometimes I call it the “Quixote effect”.  It is a strange and interesting phenomena that began with the Crusades and has had great impact on Western society.  The name is based … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some aspects of female identity problems

Here’s a thought I had: Every so often you hear some statements that are very revealing.  Recently, I heard several statements from Hillary Clinton that reveal aspects of female identity problems.  They are also good examples of the hidden and illusionary ways female … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the unique association between the White Male and the modern world, as well as some of its effects

Here are some thoughts I had based on some observations I have made recently.  Some of these thoughts I have mentioned before in articles such as “Thoughts on the “male panic”” and “Thoughts on the ‘WAM envy’ – a success story turned bad“. I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the effects of stuttering on King Charles I and the English Civil War

I have always speculated on the effect stuttering had for King Charles I.  Personally, I’m sure that it did have great impact on his character and on him as a person.  But an aspect of this, which I think is seldom … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the phases of Victorian society – defining what an “era” is

Here’s a thought I had: It seems to me that we are still in the “Victorian” era.  That is to say, we are still under its sway and influence.  Perhaps, we could say that we are in a “post-Victorian phase” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the myth of the power of the U.S. President – government stagnation, the “tyranny of blame”, and other things

In a recent conversation I made an interesting statement: “I get a kick out of the power people think the President has.  They think the President can make all these changes, as if he can wave a wand and all the problems … Continue reading

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