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dubsartur

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Re: History yays
« Reply #75 on: January 19, 2021, 11:21:07 PM »
Neurotypical people in similar situations often behave in similar ways, with just the names and the rationalizations varying.  Gwynne Dyer felt that debates about whether Canada should fight in Afghanistan sounded a lot like debates in 1939, 1914, and 1898.   A communications professor has written an essay on the time that radio stations deplatformed anti-Semite, pro-Nazi Father Charles Coughlin in 1938.

At first that was not a big deal since he had a newspaper and friends who were willing to print his rants about Jewish capitalist socialists.  So eventually the government turned the same weapon against him which they turned against people sharing information on contraception (and which state governments had turned against anyone criticizing slavery), banning his newspaper from the mail.  The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a summary of his career.
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Re: History yays
« Reply #76 on: February 22, 2021, 06:56:28 PM »
Deborah King says that Oxford will not be prosecuting recently retired Oxford University Professor Dirk Obink, who was arrested after Oxford papyri he had had exclusive access to turned up in an American private collection.  So it looks like there will be no full and open investigation.  I have heard some shady things about how Oxford and Cambridge interact with state power in the UK.

Parts of Greek and Roman Studies are deeply intertwined with the art market and all the lying and cheating and theft-for-hire that goes on there.

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« Reply #77 on: June 04, 2021, 05:50:20 PM »
Hobby Lobby has now sued Dirk Obbink for the USD 7m they paid him.  They have published an email from him in 2017 where he says that he "accidentally" sold them papyri belonging to his employer and wants to pay them back, and say that the money never arrived https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/hobby-lobby-oxford.pdf

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