"The Last Invasion of Canada: The Fenian Raids 1866-1870"
A history of one of Canada's more troubled periods. According to the blurb: "In the turbulent decade which produced the Canadian Confederation of 1867, a group of seasoned verterans of the American Civil War turned their attention to the conquest of Canada..."
It's something I've been wanting to find details on for a while. I'm familiar with the Battle of Ridgeway, which was fought not far from here in the Niagara region, but not any of the other actions.
The scientific method," Thomas Henry Huxley once wrote, "is nothing but the normal working of the human mind." That is to say, when the mind is working; that is to say further, when it is engaged in corrrecting its mistakes. Taking this point of view, we may conclude that science is not physics, biology, or chemistryâ€”is not even a "subject"â€”but a moral imperative drawn from a larger narrative whose purpose is to give perspective, balance, and humility to learning.
(The End of Education)
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge