This blog is not my desire to write in any spirit of argumentation, which has always seemed to me a futile thing. There is, however, much to be said for genuine discussion which is far from being a polite exchange of foregone conclusions. In my view, discussion is an earnest and candid effort on the part of those so engaged to push beyond fixed notions and repetitive theories into fields of fresh vision, so that each one presently finds himself approaching new and hence uncertain ground.
I am an independent historian and don’t presuppose agreement or disagreement from any group. I just want to offer relevant evidence to all interested. I trust the value of the data herein presented will grow with the passing years. Posterity will preserve the work with care from the fact that it perpetuates biographical history that otherwise would be wholly lost. The history of any organization is best told in a record of the lives of its people.