Professor Buzzkill

About Professor Buzzkill

Professor Buzzkill sometimes goes by the alias Joseph Coohill, a historian of modern Britain and Ireland. In addition to his Oxford doctorate, Coohill has an MA in history from the University of Melbourne (where he was a big fan of Essendon Aussie Rules Football Club) and a BA from Humboldt State University in California (where he was the only non-stoner). He is the author of Ideas of the Liberal Party and Ireland: a Short History (4 editions), as well as many articles and internet pieces on history.

June 2019

Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation

By | June 4th, 2019|Bookshelf|

Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation - John Craig Hammond and Matthew Mason (editors) The essays collected here analyze the Revolutionary era and the early republic on their [...]

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May 2019

The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor

By | May 21st, 2019|Bookshelf|

The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor - Jonathan Rose This strikingly original book introduces a Winston Churchill we have not known before. Award-winning author Jonathan Rose explores in tandem Churchill’s careers as statesman and author, [...]

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Quote or No Quote: “Liberal When You’re 25, Conservative When You’re 35”

By | May 21st, 2019|Myths|

Winston Churchill “If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain.” Quote or No Quote? Well, well, well. [...]

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