A Serious Question For You, Dear Reader
Don't worry, just a quick poll
As I knuckled down on a compliation draft of my first thesis chapters, I suddenly had the notion to try a Twitter poll. It’s still open for a few hours if you want to participate.
It does not matter what level of education you have attained or where you live or were educated. No matter who you are, if you can read this sentence in English, then please do take part in my poll.
Since not all of my subscribers are on Twitter, here is a Substack poll asking the same question in a less early-AM-after-writing-historiography-all-day wording.
If you took part in the Twitter poll, feel free to ignore this. If you prefer to answer here, then please ignore the Twitter poll. This one will be open for 72 hours.
For my closing argument, I would like to present a snapshot, however imperfect or small, of “market awareness” of the conflict I have studied so much.
Advertisers test out keywords for consumer response online every day. A sales pitch for better public education about these wars must derive from an informed understanding of where the public already stands in relation to them.
Mileage will of course vary. If the reader is Irish, for example, they will likely have opinions about these wars, to say nothing of Oliver Cromwell. Canadians and Americans may be less likely to recognize either.
But I don’t need that kind of granular detail. An aggregate response from the English-speaking world is fine, as it would not exist without the wars in question.
Thanks in advance for your responses.
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