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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 12:52 PM
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Another great Book TV - Morris Berman - Dark Ages America
This is an analysis of the "The Final Phase of Empire". Very compelling and and very scary.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 12:53 PM
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1. "If the meaning of 9-11 is a wake up call, the lesson of 9-11 is
we've learned nothing at all."
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 01:12 PM
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2. He has a blog:
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 01:19 PM
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3. thanks, worth checking. nt
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 01:57 PM
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7. Thanks for that. Maybe a Berman Forum?
Morris and Moyers

:hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 02:32 PM
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9. That'll put us on the list, for sure.
:hi:
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 03:21 PM
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10. but I don't wear glasses
:spray: B-)
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 03:26 PM
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11. Lol! Serially, We'd have to throw in "Kingdom Coming" -
it's listed on Viva's BookTV thread & I noticed that author paraphrasing Berman. It's about Christian Nationalism. :scared:
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 01:30 PM
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4. He's selling hopelessness.
He's basically saying we're in terrible shape and it's going to get worse. And, by the way, there's nothing we can do about it, but don't forget to buy my book.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 01:55 PM
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6. He identifies where we are and some people would rather not look
:hide:
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 01:38 PM
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5. We're now in the "Endarkenment". The opposite of the "Enlightenment"
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nealmhughes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-13-06 02:29 PM
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8. It was utterly fascinating, and seen as longue duree history, makes a
great argument for us leaving the Illustration for something else: a stagment phase if one will, but the so-called "Dark Ages" weren't all that dark, they have just left few surviving records. Actually a slave-based economy was replaced by one of freeholders and a great deal of what we know as the Common Law was based on Germanic tribal custom.
The emphasis on non-Greco-Roman-Arabic-Hindu learning, and small emphasis on learning itself is what baffles one about the Early Medieval times.
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