We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Good Gravy, i thought no one would EVER ask! Have you noticed that the current events are one-by-one correcting the catastrophic Fourth Crusade?
Right down to part of the story of the Templars sack of Constantinople being in part a reactionb to the Orthodox Christians --the Byzantines --making probing common causes with elements of Islam, against the boorish, violent, smelly, "Latins" (the western Europeans)?
Search [ massacre of the latins ] for a huge piece of hidden history, where an event of yr 1182 -ish directly caused the infamous stab in the back (sack of Constantinople) on yr 1202 -ish?
No joke --the notion explains SO many things about the news. Including what i read yesterday,
"Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship and to teaching excellence in an urban public university."
Is this code for PC? and do they have to teach how great the Muslims were and how bad the Franks were back in the day?
Otherwise this is a dream job. To get paid for a subject you are very interested in. Of course you must make lots of field trips to Venice, Rome, Spain, Istanbul, Greece to properly know the subject.