Monthly Archives: July 2013

Things kids say

This is one of the props we use in our Weapons & Armour talk. It is a replica of a plate armour helmet, c.1400. I was using it in a country school, when one of the students blurted out “It’s a Julia Gillard helmet”! Cartoon caricatures, they affect how we see folk.  Or, perhaps, where […]

SCOTUS misreading history

While I am talking about the recent Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, United States v. Windsor, I am not going to presume to tell the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) how to do US constitutional law. History is another matter. In the majority decision, written by Kennedy J, the following (pdf) appears: It […]