Regarding Race, Nation, and Our Future

Written Work by Graham T. Baden

Critical Analysis– The Jesuit Relations

The Jesuit Relations, collected and edited by Allan Greer, is an anthology of Jesuit missionary reports written during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These reports accompanied the encroachment of New … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

As it was in the Beginning, So shall it be in the End– Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,” the Holy Bible says, “the earth was without form, and void.”[Genesis, 1:1-2a, NKJV.]  Here, science and theology seem to agree, … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Critical Analysis– Matthew Restall’s Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Matthew Restall’s sweeping and authoritative work, Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest seeks to debunk five centuries of historiographical half-truths. Quoting Armesto, he begins his work by undermining the certainty … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Critical Analysis — Ferdinand Oyono’s Houseboy

Ferdinand Oyono begins his haunting tragedy at the end of a Cameroonian houseboy’s life. “Brother, what are we,” Toundi Onduo asks as he enjoys his last arki, only minutes before … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 53 Comments

Throw Back Thursday – Africans of WWII

Our History Books would tell us that the Great War and its angry step-son WWII were fought on European soil and ultimately won by heroic Americans who joined the fight … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment