November 24, 2016

Today in History: Best-seller with cultural impact, Black Beauty, published (1877)

John RobsonResident Historian
 

Today is the anniversary of the publication of Black Beauty on November 24, 1877, a perennial children’s favourite and best-seller. 

The book’s huge success in arousing public opinion against cruelty to animals, and indeed people, underlines the late Andrew Breitbart’s dictum that politics is downstream of culture.

If we want to make a difference we must never forget it.

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commented 2016-11-25 12:48:13 -0500
And philosophy is upstream of all. Since what you think determines, what you believe. What you believe determines how you will act. Culture and politics are subsumed under act.
commented 2016-11-24 21:19:38 -0500
👍👍 as usual Professor.
commented 2016-11-24 15:10:12 -0500
Excellent video, John. I like how you take history and apply it to today.

You are correct that if Conservatives want to get their message across they have to stop being angry and shouting so much, but focus on culture. That is what the socialists have done by affecting the education of socialist ideas from a young age through the education system.
commented 2016-11-24 14:14:15 -0500
‘Politics is downstream of culture’. That is something to remember. Maybe we need to pay attention to it a little more. Look at the headway the social marxists have made by doing just that.
commented 2016-11-24 12:53:10 -0500
Good class PROFESSOR ROBSON , this video should be played immediately after the grace prayer at the American thanksgiving tables