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The Confederacy Trumps New York on Civil Rights Tourism

The South shall rise again. What can dysfunctional New York learn from the South on Civil Rights tourism? By coincidence just prior to the awarding of the grants for 2017, a problem with the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) funding process was exposed in an article in the Travel Section of the Sunday New York […]

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Bring the Yorkers Back to New York

In a recent post about the absence of any institutional or organizational leadership in the New York State history community, I used the image of the Yorkers without any explanation of what a Yorker was. Two readers submitted comments about the Yorkers to an even earlier post on the subject of the NYSHA even before […]

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The Cognitive State of the President

The June 2016 issue of The Atlantic contains two articles relevant to the present discussion about the lack of cognitive abilities of the current President of the United States. The two articles are: “How Kids Really Succeed,” by Paul Tough “The Mind of Donald Trump,” by Dan P. McAdams. The two articles in the same […]

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Impeachment: The Elitist Democrat Holy Grail

Impeachment is the elitist Democrat Holy Grail. Through the forcible removal from political office of the one who never should have become president in the first place, cosmic order will be restored and all will be right with the world. Once the traumatic shock of the election night was over, the therapy for the post […]

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False Prophets: A Winter Solstice Reflection

Is there a difference between false prophets who know they are false prophets and false prophets who wrongly believe their own prophecies? Just because a person is wrong doesn’t mean they intended to deceive you. How many predictions that the world is coming to an end have proven true so far? With these thoughts in […]

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Save the History Community: Clone Erika Sanger

In recent posts, I have reported on the absence of any private state-wide organization advocating on behalf of the history community. History Professors Protest for Local and State History NYSHA Responds to Advocacy for Local and State History Post The NYSHA Saga Continues: Gone but Not Forgotten The former New York State History Association (NYSHA) […]

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REDC: Funding “Hunger Games” Where History Is the Loser

Over the years, I have reported on the funding available to the history community through the REDC process. Recently, I have had cause to review that pitiful process. The impetus for this review was an eblast from Erika Sanger, Executive Director, Museum Association of New York (MANY) on November 29. I posted that notice on […]

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The NYSHA Saga Continues: Gone but Not Forgotten

The story of the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) remains a fluid one with continuing new developments. To recap, in the spring of 2017, NYSHA recast itself as the Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers’ Museum. The change has led to questions regarding the statewide functions it once had and which have diminished over the […]

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