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Re: Theos-World Chuck's Scholarly Ideas

May 07, 2006 12:39 PM
by Drpsionic

In a message dated 5/7/2006 11:42:24 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

Although  by then the USA was no superpower, but only an ex-colony, smart 
scholars  might  take up that hint of yours and make a high level book, or a  
profound website out of it.   

Following the Civil War, the Europeans, particularly the French and the  
British, took a good look at what was left of the cities in the sunny south  and 
decided that the US was more than just an ex-colony. (Think of Napoleon  III 
looking at picture of the ruins of Richmond and thinking in Edward R.  Murrow's 
voice, "This is Paris...")
Now, think of this.  In the late 19th century, there was a very  strong 
relationship between the US and Russia, for reasons which are  very confusing and 
drive diplomatic historians nuts. So it would not  have been out of the 
question for the British to think that HPB was a spy of  some kind and her diplomatic 
passport meant that they could not just grab  her.  Now, add Colonel Olcott's 
political connections and they drove the  British Home Office crazy.  I know 
of at least one doctoral dissertation on  it many years ago and it probably 
would make a fascinating book if one had the  time to dig in the Home Office 
Chuck the Heretic

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