Sunday, March 27, 2005

Links Miscellany

Monday, March 21, 2005

LII Links Miscellany

Friday, March 18, 2005

IWD, Belated

Cleveland in Flames

Pratie Place examines the causes of the 1969 fire on the Cuyahoga River and the response of the city.
... On June 23, 1969, Cleveland's oily, contaminated Cuyahoga River caught fire. Flames climbed as high as five stories until fireboats brought it under control. The fire was attributed to wastes dumped into the river by the waterfront industries. Cleveland at the time was not particularly impressed. The Chief of Police was not called; the regular crew, which was always dispersing oil slicks and watching for river fires, had it under control in under half an hour. The only picture (left), taken after the fire was pretty much out, ran in two local papers the next day, but the only story was brief and buried. ...

Check out the great quotes.

Cologne, Nullzeit

I looked at the liberation of Cologne in 1945.
The image of the cathedral, surrounded by the rubble, was also a reminder that the past -- the mythic past of German nationalism -- was irretrievable. What was left behind was the city made by the empire; what remained was the medieval city and its faith.
I also found some links to the music of the Edelweiss Pirates, a youth group that opposed the Hitler Jugend, and posted Eric Johnson's description of youth and persecution in Nazi Germany.

Protestant Sermons

Flos Carmeli takes a Catholic look at love in the works of Jonathan Edwards (via Siris).
It is my belief that Jonathan Edwards, along with William Law, George Whitefield, George Fox, William Penn, Jeremy Taylor, and a smattering of others, is one of a very elite group of protestant mystics whom God granted the grace to see far and see hard.
As a result Edwards did produce some remarkable works centered on love, affection, and compassion.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Canada and the American Civil War

I've just posted an old essay of mine on the impact of the American Civil War on Canada at my blog. Should be of interest to some of you.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Links Miscellany

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

A cultural miscellany

A belated run through my emails...

* Columbia University's Expanding East Asian Studies (ExEAS) website "features innovative and easy-to-use materials for teaching about East Asia at the undergraduate level".

* Not for males of a delicate disposition ... Foreskin incision and circumcision in the Pacific Region. And for an account of modern practices Penis enhancements.

* New contents to the web site of the Irish Argentine Historical Society: "St. Patrick's Day in Peru, 1824" by Brian McGinn; "St. Patrick's Day, Buenos Aires, 1905" by Edward Walsh; Dictionary of Irish-Argentine Biography. William Brown, Edelmiro Farrell; Manuscripts and Rare Books Collection at Universidad de San Andrés's Max von Buch Library

* Sacrifice Lost and Found--Colonial India and Postcolonial Lanka: This article analyses how the colonial government and the post-independence state viewed and dealt with rituals involving violence that were rooted in the regional community ...