Author: Erik Loomis

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I’m grading AP US History exams this week. It’s not a particularly fun process. Most of the tests are not very good. But it drives me INSANE that the other graders find it just so damn funny that students are confused and say ridiculous things in their essays. Oh, you confused the Gentlemen’s Agreement of […]

East German Westerns

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On June 3, 2011

In the comments to yesterday’s post on German Civil War reenactors, people mentioned Germans’ love of westerns. This reminded of the remarkable box set released by First Run Features a few

Geronimo Pratt, RIP

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On June 3, 2011

This is a day where death has dominated the headlines–Jack Kevorkian, the American economy, Marshall Matt Dillon. But I want to say a special word about the recently deceased Geronimo Pratt, the

German Civil War Reenactors

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On June 2, 2011
Yoni Applebaum has an interesting piece on the popularity of reenacting the U.S. Civil War in Germany. While one might poo-poo any real analysis of this as being just Gone with the Wind romanticism without any political meaning, I’d be skeptical to agree. As one German Union reenactor says, I think some of the Confederate […]

Introduction

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On June 1, 2011

I’d like to start my first post at LGM by thanking everyone else here for asking me to join the blog. I’ve been blogging in obscurity at Alterdestiny since 2004 and expanding my audience b

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