David Silkenat

David Silkenat

@davidsilkenat

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Civil War historian @EdinburghUni. Host @whiskeyrebelpod. Chair @ScotAmStudies. Moments of Despair(2011), Driven from Home(2016), Raising the White Flag (2019)

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Joined on May 06, 2014

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This Friday members of Scottish Youth Climate Strikes (@_sycs_ )will be leaving school to hold a march from the Meadows to the Scottish Parliament to protest climate inaction.

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Love to see an essay on the evolution of throwing eggs/pies/glitter/milkshakes at politicians.

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It's worth noting that British milkshakes aren't as thick as the American version. This has ramifications when throwing them at fascists and xenophobes.

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We should create systems of higher education funding that don’t rely on billionaires’ largesse. The gift was great, but a system where everyone graduates debt free would be better.

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On Memorial Day, the President should be honoring the soldiers who spoke out for the innocent.

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Quoted @amberlightfilm

‘We brood, we drink whisky and we read books’. Ian Rankin on the role #whisky has played in Scottish literature. Here’s Ian and Dave strolling through Cannongate Kirkyard in #Edinburgh. #theamberlight #documentary #scotland @davebroomwhisky

‘We brood, we drink whisky and we read books’. Ian Rankin on the role #whisky has played in Scottish literature. Here’s Ian and Dave strolling through Cannongate Kirkyard in #Edinburgh. #theamberlight #documentary #scotland @davebroomwhisky

Cracking looking whisky documentary released soon!

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Just war theory is based on the idea that wars have rules. If you don’t uphold those rules, war becomes murder.

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A nation that doesn’t hold its war criminals accountable doesn’t deserve to have a military.

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Quoted @xv40rds

Enroute to join the Vicksburg campaign in May 1863, the 13th Illinois passed a crowd of Rebel prisoners from Port Gibson headed north. "They remarked as they went by us that 'all fashionable Southern gentlemen took a trip North during the hot months.'" @davidsilkenat

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#OTD in 1865, the crew of the ironclad commerce raider C.S.S. Stonewall surrender the ship to Spanish authorities at Havana, Cuba. Built in France and launched in early 1865, her Confederate career was brief. Following the #CivilWar the United States sold the ship to the Japanese

#OTD in 1865, the crew of the ironclad commerce raider C.S.S. Stonewall surrender the ship to Spanish authorities at Havana, Cuba. Built in France and launched in early 1865, her Confederate career was brief. Following the #CivilWar the United States sold the ship to the Japanese

Dear people of Scotland. We’re selling milkshakes all weekend. Have fun. Love BK #justsaying

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Quoted @CharlesPPierce

There is no fcking way that the president* shot a 68 on any golf course on this planet.

Maybe it was mini golf?

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"There is not a reputable historian anywhere in America that has ever published anything on Lost Cause mythology," claimed a defender of Dallas’s Confederate memorial. "This is all from Internet cranks and other fly-by-night historians.” #twitterstorians

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Will I download an app from the FBI? No, I will not.

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Quoted @CaityMcArthurNC

Heads up: I just saw these two riding toward campus on 86. One has a SCV Mechanized Calvary patch and the other has a Order of the Confederate Rose patch. This was about 10 minutes ago. @takeactionch @AylingLindsay @communistcatdad @Move_Silent_Sam @SilentSamIAm @UnsafeAtUNC

Heads up: I just saw these two riding toward campus on 86. One has a SCV  Mechanized Calvary patch and the other has a Order of the Confederate Rose patch. This was about 10 minutes ago. @takeactionch @AylingLindsay @communistcatdad @Move_Silent_Sam @SilentSamIAm @UnsafeAtUNC

Traitors en route to UNC.

Sobering to see a #Union and #Confederate soldier shaking hands in the #USCapitol frieze: a reminder of how completely the #LostCause had rewritten our understanding of the #CivilWar by the mid-20th century and all that was lost with the collapse of #Reconstruction

Sobering to see a #Union and #Confederate soldier shaking hands in the #USCapitol frieze: a reminder of how completely the #LostCause had rewritten our understanding of the #CivilWar by the mid-20th century and all that was lost with the collapse of #Reconstruction

Quoted @deejaypb

Hahaha they actually created a milkshake exclusion zone round Farage in Edinburgh tonight.

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People who understand the fed court system better than me: how long will it take for the anti-abortion laws in Alabama and other states to reach the Supreme Court? I know these things usually move slowly, but we're in weird times.

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