Monthly Archives: December 2011

Creating Communities through Coercion

I will be chairing a session on “Creating Communities through Coercion in Seventeenth-Century France” at the American Historical Association (AHA) in Chicago in early January 2012. AHA Session 183 Saturday, January 7, 2012: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Iowa Room (Chicago Marriott … Continue reading

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Jay M. Winter on “Filming War”

Historian Jay M. Winter has published an essay in Dædalus (Summer 2011) on “Filming War.” This article is part of a special issue of Dædalus devoted to “The Modern American Military,” including contributions by noted military historians Brian McAllister Linn, … Continue reading

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Fall of the Faculty

I am currently reading Benjamin Ginsberg’s The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why it Matters (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). Ginsberg, a professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, provides a damning exposé … Continue reading

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No al Razzismo!

Banners reading “No al Razzismo!” and “Il Razzismo Uccide!” have filled piazzas and adorned buildings in Firenze (Florence) following a shooting rampage by Gianluca Casseri on Tuesday. Casseri, a middle-aged Italian man who had ties to neo-fascist groups, killed two … Continue reading

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President Obama Marks End of Iraq War

President Obama marked the end of the Iraq War (2003-20011) with a speech at Fort Bragg today. United States military forces are scheduled to depart from Iraq by the end of the month, but State Department officials, contractors, and security … Continue reading

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Accounts of Haditha Massacre Salvaged

The New York Times is claiming that one of its reporters has salvaged classified documents that were part of an internal United States military investigation of the 2005 Haditha Massacre, one of the pivotal events of the Iraq War. Photo … Continue reading

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Children’s Reading and Political Culture

Julia Mickenberg (University of Texas at Austin) was interviewed recently on television about how children’s views are shaped by reading children’s books. Julia is the author of Learning from the Left: Children’s Literature, The Cold War, and Radical Politics in … Continue reading

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