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Twenty years ago, Cross-Examined came out. It was my first and, as the result of UCCF keeping the pot simmering through staffworkers’ distribution and Relay
I love the British Museum. It’s a treasure house and a marvel. It covers the entire world and even just a few minutes within its
To be fair, I’ve had a mixed response to what I’m offering here. One friend, in particular, felt it was a waste of time because,
You will know of Godwin’s law, I’m sure, whereby the longer an internet discussion countinues, “the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” So, I’m afraid, the time has come.
One of the most gripping if chilling works of history that I’ve read is one that I find myself returning to a lot these days, despite the fact that it is well over 10 years since I first encountered it (in early research for Wilderness of Mirrors). Sir Ian Kershaw has spent a lifetime researching 20th Century German history and has brought all kinds of profound insights to the anglophone world (including through his mammoth two-volume biography of Hitler).
This one’s been a struggle, strangely. Hence the delay. I keep returning to the fact that Lewis’ original essay is entirely sufficient on the matter.
C. S. Lewis nailed the phenomenon in a 1944 lecture given at King’s London. He clarifies that he’s not referring to the need for discretion