About D. Monroe

Infovore, Hoosier, Writer, Former Historian, SF & Fantasy fan, Bibliophile, Geek, Movie Buff & Friend.

Public Notes


Recent Activity

  • D. shared from a Personal Document
    Instead of the splintered, speeded-up cutting favored by Mr. Greengrass and his followers — most memorably deployed in the second and third “Bourne” movies, which turned the cities of the world into Google Earth kaleidoscopes of controlled chaos — Mr. Soderbergh builds momentum and uncertainty through extended tracking shots and tight, restricted perspectives.
    Note: From AO Scott's nyt review
  • D. shared from FDR by Jean Edward Smith
    The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
    Note: FDR~
  • D. shared from FDR by Jean Edward Smith
    With the possible exception of Ronald Reagan (who voted for FDR four times), no president has been more serene in the conviction that whatever happened, everything would turn out all right.
  • D. shared from Age of Betrayal by Jack Beatty
    “[R]uling groups resort to force when their hegemony breaks down or when it has not yet been established.” In Lears’s view, the period from 1877 to 1919 was such a time. High theory suggests the why of violence; low politics explains the how. The parties placed the coercive machinery of the state—Gatling guns, anti-“tramp” legislation, Supreme Court rulings—at the disposal of the industrializing elites who, in a quid pro quo, underwrote the costs of Gilded Age electioneering.
  • D. shared from a Personal Document
    How sad it is, therefore, that so much academic history today does just the opposite, projecting current issues back onto the past, invariably for the purpose of promoting a contemporary ideological viewpoint. Instead of freeing us from the present, “history” of this kind ends by imprisoning the past.
  • D. shared from a Personal Document
    If you’re keeping score, this means that Burr is responsible for the marriage of one of the authors of the Federalist and the death of another, having subsequently introduced Alexander Hamilton to a bullet in Weehawken.)
    Note: that goofy alex.
  • D. shared from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman.
(Indianapolis, IN USA)
D. Monroe