When I began writing The Margins of History a bit more than three years ago, one of my main aims was to make it something more of a resource than a venue for whatever I had rolling around in my mind at the moment. In the main, with a few exceptions, I’ve largely kept with this up. Regardless of their length, I’ve tried to make sure that the stories I post are generally well-researched and have citations, so that you know where I’m getting what I write about. Of course, we’ve all got our biases, ideas and approaches to understanding the past and the present alike. As opinionated as I can occasionally get, that has generally stuck to my Twitter account and not been something I’ve committed to the pages here.