Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Conversations

Dad's been here today, chatting with DJ. They've been talking about:

Possible Iron Age Defences at Minchinhampton and Rodborough nr Stroud - includes unrecorded possible ditches / ramparts visible on ground

Beckford's Tower - William Beckford

Civil War and the Battle of Landsdown 1643

How bureaucracy is a form of social control

How the history of England is largely the history of class struggle.

Social Philosophy: Durkheim, Weber; Engels; Hobbes

Later on we watched a documentary about the Macedonians and learned about Philip II 359-336 BC and Alexander III (the Great) 336-323 BC. Click here for a time-line tracing Alexander's conquests on an animated map.

Today's Quotes
It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law. - Hobbes

The state is nothing but an instrument of oppression of one class by another - no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy. - Engels

Today's Link
Home-education debate

On The News

School bullies 'demand sex favours'
Bullying 'hidden to save reputations of schools'

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