The Things My Father Gave Me

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Alex Perdue

Alex is a 19 year old Political Science and History double major attending the University of South Carolina. He is interested in music, US and UK politics, European history generally, and the enduring relevance of liberalism to American politics.

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  1. Avatar George Turner says:

    That was very well written!

    But I’m not going to touch a discussion over the Lancasters, Plantagenets, Tudors, York, and others because we can’t even settle the war between Miracle Whip and Helmann’s.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    I’m not sure how good it is to be connected to one’s history.

    I know that I’m not connected to mine, particularly. My sister is connected to hers… and she has kids (and the only reason she doesn’t have more kids is that the doctors made her stop having them).

    I don’t have any.

    I wonder, were I connected to my history, if I’d want to have them.

    And I wonder about what conclusions I’d reach from that.

    Probably too small a sample size.Report

  3. Avatar Damon says:

    A very long time ago..30 years ago…i loved cooking and wanted to be a chef and work in kitchens. Then I realized that the 1) the probability that I would be the next Gordon Ramsey was very low and I’d likely toil for little reward in kitchens for no success. 2) it would ruin me for cooking for myself. I choose to purse a more financially stable profession and realize my passions on my own time.Report

  4. If you think Henry VI got raw deal, what about Conradin?Report

  5. Avatar Al Perdue says:

    I am proud to watch you become your own man. Our history helps us understand who we are; but it doesn’t dictate your future. Dream big. Even though the dream can change.Report