History Under the Influence

Welcome! This is my blog celebrating my fascination with history, alcohol, the history of alcohol and the factors that contribute to our telling of history. The way history is taught and projected is constantly under many influences: the state requirements, the narrative of the winners, the imperatives of the wealthy elite, many beers. Likewise, the way we learn, process and understand history is subject to the influence of our personal experiences, demographic, history teachers, consumption of beer. This is the place where I get to write my perspective on the historical, cultural or political stories that I find interesting. Here, on this very blog, I will try to make sense of it all for my own amusement and hopefully the amusement of anyone who chooses to read it (thank you, by the way!). I think I’ll finish with two quotes that will either confuse you more or sum up here better than I could:

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
― Winston S. Churchill

“Everybody’s got to believe in something. I believe I’ll have another beer.”
― W.C. Fields

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