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  1. Jun 2021
    1. The middle track was missing, the one with the marks of the hooves and the splotches of dried, flaky manure. There had always been three tracks to choose from in choosing which track to walk in; now the choice was narrowed down to two. For a moment I missed terribly the middle alternative.

      A small but noticeable change in agrarian landscapes: the two track dirt roads of nowadays are a product of modernisation, as much as asphalt. Before horses would create a third central path. Cars instead only need two. How many other of such apparently minor changes — that however change our perception of what’s new and what’s old — could be detected?

  2. Nov 2017
    1. This was typical of a certain segment of Weimar society, Beachy says. “You can sort of see that there was, at least in some quarters, a liberal tolerance that was clearly visible.”

      There is a correction elsewhere at this regard, but here again the impression is given that the Weimar Republic was already in place in 1906. This presumption completely distorts historically reality. I wonder what Robert Beachy thinks about having been put in a position that it apparently makes this claim.

  3. May 2016