The Shadow

"Between the idea / And the reality / Between the motion / And the act / Falls the Shadow . . . For Thine is the Kingdom"

26 October 2006

History wars

"The discipline of history has been colonised by post-structuralists who are fundamentally opposed to grand narratives, and are in this way, undermining it. It is time to reclaim history for itself and resist the hegemony of the culturalists." Product of conversation between tdix and Michael Allen

Discuss.

6 Comments:

At 3:28 pm, Blogger tdix said...

Well, as for us: we discussed it and we were disgusted

 
At 11:32 pm, Anonymous Jonathan said...

If I said that statement had no meaning because it's full of incomprehensible arts waffle like "post-structuralists", would that make me a post-structuralist?

 
At 4:01 pm, Blogger tdix said...

Post-structuralists are those who are struck by the strictures of structures.

 
At 12:38 pm, Blogger Moffitt the Prophet said...

Why were you disgusted?

 
At 11:01 pm, Anonymous jonathan said...

Maybe they realised it was a load of meaningless waffle?

 
At 11:21 pm, Blogger tdix said...

Michael was disgusted by the 'history' he had to read as part of his course. I was convinced by his compelling disgust. But most of all, I just like the way "discussed it" and "disgusted" sound the same.

 

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