“My point is not that we must, in telling history, accuse, judge, condemn Columbus in absentia. It is too late for that; it would be a useless scholarly exercise in morality. But the easy acceptance of atrocities as a deplorable but necessary price to pay for progress (Hiroshima and Vietnam, to save Western civilization; Kronstadt and Hungary, to save socialism; nuclear proliferation, to save us all)—that is still with us. One reason these atrocities are still with us is that we have learned to bury them in a mass of other facts, as radioactive wastes are buried in containers in the earth. We have learned to give them exactly the same proportion of attention that teachers and writers often give them in the most respectable of classrooms and textbooks. This learned sense of moral proportion, coming from the apparent objectivity of the scholar, is accepted more easily than when it comes from politicians at press conferences. It is therefore more deadly.”Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States (via tomarza)
big ol’ nerd
what is this MULDER AT HOGWARTS?
He probably just wants a favour but a girl can dream
Margaret Rice Oxley ~ The End of the Story ~ 20th Century ~ via
ok ok ok new plan: berlin > prague > munich > koblenz/rhine > köln
I’m gonna fall into a Scully appreciation post here. What an amazing character. It’s their second case (at least in the series) and she already thinks of them as a team, in action and in receiving the subsequent consequences, “The Bureau has it out for us already Mulder”, “it would make us appear pretty stupid if my field report read like some tabloid story Mulder”. Plus it’s the full sceptic season 1 Scully which makes her actions even more amazing. I’ll love this character always.
I’m afraid that observation stuck with me and I didn’t observe other details. I always love their jokes, puns and sarcasm. And backfired comments. “Sucker”.
P.S their team spirit made me realise what an effect season 6 had on them. Remember “Terms of Endearment”? “We, Mulder? I’m stuck with! You’re not here!”. A bit painful.
Prague (by C.Aranega)
All Saints, Margaret Street, London, UK (1850-59)
All Saints, Margaret Street, is a Grade I listed Anglican church in London. The church was designed by the architect William Butterfield and built between 1850 and 1859. It has been hailed as Butterfield’s masterpiece and a pioneering building of the High Victorian Gothic style that would characterize British architecture from around 1850 to 1870. 
Photos: David Nicholls
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