finally, a post that actually has something to do with history

well, sort of. i'm not going to go very in depth, though. this all came about during another conversation with forrest, during the course of which he directed me to this site. it was actually very entertaining; i agree that our enemies' women aren't lamenting enough, and that something needs to be done about that. although we didn't recognize most of the "signatures" at the bottom, francis fukuyama's name appeared there. he sounded like someone that we had talked about in one of my history classes, and i was write. in 1992, he wrote the book The End of History and the Last Man. while he does have a fairly interesting thesis--that "history has ended in the sense that there is no more room for large ideological battles"--i disagree with him. after my ideas about history class with dale soden, i know that there are way too many ways of looking at history, and deciding what's really important in history, that it will continue to exist for quite some time. the annales school, which originated in france in the early 1900s (i think... i'll have to check my notes for a more specific date) would be more concerned with aspects of every day life--like what people eat, or what the weather was like--than with ideological battles. and that's just one of over a dozen major views of history; there are also many smaller schools of thought and even personal views of history out there.

based on that last paragraph, i have determined that i left any writing skill i have at school, so i'm going to stop there. if you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment, or email me at menoichius@hotmail.com. i'll do my best to either answer your question, or point you in the direction of someone who actually knows what they're talking about.
almost forgot... head over here for a review of a review of fukuyama's book.