How I’m trying to aufheben this English historiography book
For as careful as this guy is, the book is firmly in the predominant “genre” we’ll call it. And for whatever reason, I think of the Indians first as people who could potentially give us a perspective that is beyond this English “”global”” one.
I feel so bad for him
The hunt for relevant documents and book titles that the present author carried out as a young doctoral student in the early 1980s, hunched over card catalogues in Oxford ’s Bodleian Library, took three months of hard labour
He says kids with smartphones can do the same in minutes. Indeed.
This is a 2019 Ivy League publication and I can see through it like it’s nothing. Not a good sign for the establishment! Don’t get me wrong, it’s worth flipping through though.
I’m not an evil person, I’m probably very similar to this writer in spirit and I just so happen to have had the internet most of my life. Technology does that sometimes. The previous generations appear primitive. “Card catalogues” ahahahah. He’s talking about having to send letters to talk to scholars across the world. Pfft. I’m evil or I just have better access to information than older folks did (before they got set in their ways as it were).
I think of all those excellent livejournal posts written by Russian thoughtcriminals. How could I even have found those without internet? I would’ve had to talk to sooo many people to sort through all the normies. And then, the fact that many of them are anonymous are another level – how many of the thousands of Russians I would have had to ask about etc etc subjects would’ve even spoken directly to me about them? You old folks don’t even have a clue what’s going on. I’m trying to give you an update. How’s that model of a brain you have? Something like a Dell? Can you even be updated? Zoomers are looking at me thinking, Yeah I have the same question about you. Good, read some of that Polish lit at your impressionable age and you’ll probably easily go beyond what I’ve said as well. The internet is such a revolutionary technology that no accurate books have even been written on its implications. Because the ones in control of the universities and publishing houses are behind the curve.
Anyway, back to the Hindu take on this. You can’t even pursue that subject most speedily without first having escaped the equalist religion, because brahmins speak languages other than Hindi. They speak that too, it’s just good to know that the intellectuals of India are part of their ethnolinguistic caste in certain cases. What do you think Artxell’s interpretation of global historiography is going to look like? Probably very similar to this guy’s. I.e. has not actually gotten to a more abstract standpoint relatively outside time and space. If he (Woolf) is right then even their Brahmins are behind. That is to say, the internet renders Woolf obsolete, and Woolf renders the intellectuals on India obsolete. (Global historiography is a more ambitious project than mere Indian historiography.) And Shahak himself confirmed that our own brahmins are allergic to historiography so we can’t rely on them either. It’s good to be a denizen of the internet, that’s all I wanted to say, now time to make some soup because I’m unfortunately still a human being.