Monthly Archives: September 2008

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, American Revolution, and Millenarianism

This posting is a draft. I hope that I can use the blog to help uncork some stifled ideas on the relationship between Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the ideology of American revolution, and millenarianism, a subject which in earlier form … Continue reading

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Adam Smith: Sympathy and the Slack Rope

In The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Adam Smith includes this gem, among his many “obvious observations” on fellow-feeling: The mob, when they are gazing at a dancer on the slack rope, naturally writhe and twist and balance their own bodies, … Continue reading

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