Some blogging-on-the-go here… Historian Gordon Wood speaks at Harvard Book Store tonight.
You know, as Will Hunting says:
Of course that’s your contention. You’re a first year grad student. You just finished some Marxian historian, Pete Garrison prob’ly and so naturally that’s what you believe until next month when you get to James Lemon and get convinced that Virginia and Pennsylvania were strongly entrepreneurial and capitalist back in 1740. That’ll last until sometime in your second year, then you’ll be in here regurgitating Gordon Wood about the Pre-revolutionary utopia and the capital-forming effects of military mobilization.