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Irish and Africans: A Peculiar Nineteenth-Century English Obsession November 26, 2013

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Irish and Africans: A Peculiar Nineteenth-Century English Obsession

The science of ‘race’ is for the most part a series of embarrassing excesses and intellectually dishonst indulgences of contemporary opinions and prejudice, with some requisite skull-measuring and blethering about frontal lobes to make everything sound alright. Even by these particularly sad lows the following picture is an extraordinary achievement. The images come from Ireland […]

Crowds #6: Bully Crowds November 19, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Crowds #6: Bully Crowds

We have so far shown numerous posts on crowd photographs: crowd art, crowd speeches, August 1914 crowds, POWs in crowds and religious crowds. Here is by far the most unpleasant of the series – you have been warned! – bullying crowds. A group of people with power, perhaps newly acquired power, decides to revenge itself […]