Daily Archives: January 19, 2011

Book Review: Lost Sundays: A Season In The Life Of Pittsburgh And The Steelers

Lost Sundays: A Season In The Life Of Pittsurgh And The Steelers, by Sam Toperoff Given that the Pittsburgh Steelers are playing in the AFC Championship and wishing to avoid the feeling of triumphalism, I decided to take a look … Continue reading

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Studying History With A Sense of Balance

A friend of mine, and fellow historian, makes some very sound points about the study of history and how to keep it fresh in her post today [1], an important aspect of the study of history that I would like … Continue reading

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The River Runs Dry: A Musing on Political Culture

In reading Cadillac Desert [1], I pondered one of the reasons why partisanship has gotten nastier in the last decade and a half or so.  In my musings on political culture, I often see our times in the grim way … Continue reading

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On The Importance of GRE Scores

Continuing my series on graduate school, I would like to pause a little while to celebrate the GRE exam.  Though it may be somewhat hard to believe, in the late spring of 2005 when I prepared for this exam I … Continue reading

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