07 November 2006

Public and ??? Historians

Deftly executing a flanking manoeuvre, public historians have occupied the high ground, leaving the rest of us with unenviable terrain:

- private historian

- closet historian

- reclusive historian

- solipsistic historian

- hermetic historian.

I think I’ll plump for alliteration.

Good bye Clio! Hello Hermes Trismegistus!

2 Comments:

Blogger William J. Turkel said...

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1:07 PM  
Blogger William J. Turkel said...

I like "hermetic historian," too. Like your epigraph, it's all onion.

1:08 PM  

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