Re: History

Richard Spear (rspear@PRIMENET.COM)
Mon, 28 Aug 1995 19:18:58 -0800

On 29 Aug 95 at 10:35, John Mcreery wrote:

> Rick Spears writes,
> "Well, I never said that history belonged to anyone ... only that the
> people involved have a right to create it if they wish, and at the
> very least participate in creating it if so desired."
> Now, if that's all you said, you're right. We are in basic agreement.
> I observe that now you are writing about "people" (lower case). Not
> "People" (upper case). Makes all the difference to me.

John, I'm beginning to wonder wether you *read* my messages ... I

>Anthropologists have no problem differentiating between "people" and
>"People" ... the first refers to individuals and is best understood by
>psychologists while the second refers to *cultures* and is best
>understood by anthropologists.

The meaning is in the usage.