That post I took down? It was the product of a passing irritation with a quote from c. 20 history bigwig Collingwood, and its magisterial "you're doing it wrong" thing got under my skin. But three hours later I was in a much more positive mood, and I was over it. Besides, in light of Historiann's Lawrence Stone posts (and her nice handling of their blowback) of last year, I decided that my own post was redundant. Again, my apologies to the commenters. And yeah, surely the post can be found elsewhere. Ah well -- my blog, my call.
Notorious idiot, do us all a favor and do not declare yourself an intellectual because if that is the case we are all Stephen Hawkings. Reading fiction 13 hours a day does not make one an intellectual. Leave it to the public to decide what we think of your intellect, so far I'm not seeing much. Please shove all apostrophes up your elitist ass. P.S. I'm not bothering with your personal email....I'll leave my comment here for your groupies to gander at,asshole.To which I must reply: I have groupies?
UPDATE: said commenter made himself plain when he came back to post the same noxious spew he had on my friend's blog (complete, again, with link to his own website) on the comments area of this post. I did delete it, because I don't tolerate hate speech here, and that's what his site is, in my judgment: imagine the above, but directed at all American women, and with much more abusive language. See? You didn't need to go there at all.