10 November 2013

1850

More than thirty years ago, observation taught me that the great question of race—the most important, unquestionably, to man—had been for the most part scrupulously, shall we say purposely, avoided—by the statesman, the historian, the theologian; by journalists of nearly all countries. Unpalatable doctrines, no doubt, to dynasties lording it over nations composed of different races.  
- Robert Knox, The Races of Men: A Fragment.

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  1. 19th century Scottish surgeon is my go to Halloween costume.

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    1. Makes sense, Knox, having been accused of being a ghoul and all. Is he wearing sunglasses in that in drawing? Maybe he was lecturing outside when it was made.

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  2. In Yorkshire, the sea comes back to reclaim Whitby.

    http://www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/local/storm-surge-caught-on-camera-1-6300293

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