Thank you for stumbling upon this real live working blog! Here at “What’s the Deal?” we work hard every week to produce an enigmatic, well written, engaging, and topical blog post that any reader will enjoy!
Blog posts discuss current events that you and I see in the news every day; but instead of injecting an opinion on the event or person, “What’s the Deal?” attempts to explain the event through a historical perspective of the country, people, or culture that is involved.
Most entries contain a conclusion, but mainly try to guide the reader through bold faced typed central points that help us wrap our heads around the subject.
What I do not attempt to do with this blog is perform new historical research. I am not doing new primary research that adds to the historical body of knowledge. Instead, I am connecting current events to a country/culture’s history using widely accepted historical knowledge.
Mainly my desire to start this blog was to simply continue my history writing after undergrad (there are no entry level historian positions unfortunately; or if there are please tell me!) It’s a lot of fun and its great to mix in some terrible puns and funny captions of serious pictures.
Well, I hope you enjoy the blog, and feel free to comment about my writing, or share the subject with others!
Thanks and keep living the dream!
Your Faithful Historian,
Eric G. Prileson