“Aside from the utter hegemony of the state form today, a great deal of #archaeology and #history throughout the world is state-sponsored and often amounts to a narcissistic exercise in self-portraiture.”
Been reading this lately, and even if the story wasn’t thouroughly engrossing (it is), the book would be worth the read just for the way it situates the Nazi concentration camps in the world. History classes sort left me with a view of the camps as existing in a kind of Western European limbo, terrestrial but connected to the rest of life only by rail. Here, though, the plot hinges on the proximity of a camp to an otherwise mundane German village.
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I haven't seen this confirmed yet, but if Twitter's actually experimenting with fudging likes to draw contrasting political views into its users' timelines, it's a really bad precedent.
Taking a break from a big Greek philosophy project to read this.
I first came across Goulder’s reinterpretation of the liturgical purpose of the Synoptic Gospels in Spong’s Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy, and have been itching to see his arguments firsthand.
#religion #BiblicalStudies #HumanitiesReading
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