Writing lectures about the Cold War/HUAC/Blacklisting is pretty tiring. There's so much in the way of dates, names, publications and I want to deliver the conceptual frameworks and political debates, not bore my grad students. Three of the students are working on final papers on this very area so I'm obviously not able to skim the material, but too much detail makes for much boredom and the inability to set up parameters for critical inquiry.
So, I thought I'd add another blog post, complete with pictures of the lovely Peeps Furrvis, one of the sweetest girls I know, despite her moments of tortitude.
I'm even including a particularly unflattering picture Evan took of me holding Peeps, something she doesn't like despite her love for cuddles. I suppose it's undignified to pick her up--from her perspective of course. As you can see, she's a big cat.
The Alexanders Upstairs
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