The Barber Who Read History And Was OverwhelmedRadical Sydney/Radical History blog (2016)
Beginning with a chance encounter in a Barber's shop whilst travelling, the author ruminates on history, and the proposition that each and everyone of us is an historian, and that in a sense we are all time travellers. Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is invoked, and the role of radical historians from below discussed before the author returns to his Barber shop encounter, and to Brecht. The title of the piece references Brecht's poem A Worker Reads History (1936).
- Radical History,
- Bertolt Brecht,
- history from below,
- Michael Moore,
- conspiracy theories,
- time travel
Publication DateJuly 19, 2016
Citation InformationRowan Cahill. "The Barber Who Read History And Was Overwhelmed" Radical Sydney/Radical History blog (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rowan_cahill/224/
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