|I value your values.|
As is traditional in Summer, though, I think that a bit of a reboot is in order. The blog is stale, though I see that click-throughs are healthy. It's been a long time since I enjoyed putting a post up, and not just because I'm all over the far less thoughtful hits offered by facebook. On the other hand, to help students and clarify my own thoughts, I do very much enjoy writing short model essays on American history, on politics and on economics.
So....I'm going to put more of those up. I know, it's probably the most sensible decision since the Kaiser Wilhelm got up one morning and thought 'It's such a nice day I think that a blank cheque and a short war are in order.' Or, even worse, when they changed classic coke. Or Windows 7. But then again, why not?
Please, if you are still reading, don't be too hard on my sketches or works in progress. If you are studying, don't copy them, but feel free to use them as 'gunsights' to train yourself, and if you see errors or radically disagree, feel free to comment and I'll decide whether I want your comment up there. The old rule still applies--no swearing or bad faith, and the comment goes up regardless of whether you like me or not. I am not a liberal, and appeals to free speech for its own sake, or rights, or things that you think are clever but have not been thought through will be kicked down the nearest dark staircase. Anonymous comments will be judged more harshly than ones that have a proper name attached. As with everything else on the blog, things are copyright but can be used fairly, I won't sue. Unless I do.
So, on a fine sunny morning, here's to another decade, during which the neutrality of the internet will no doubt have been so undermined that the only people reading this by the end will be watching words form themselves in the slow lane on some screen in a corporate marchelsea, or 'university' as they used to be called. Nil desperandum, my demented pipe dwellers, our day will come. And anyway, you've already doubled my readership just by showing up.