Monthly Archives: November 2012

Study Abroad in Southern France – Meeting at NIU

Study Abroad in Southern France in Summer 2013 Meeting on Monday, November 26 from 4-6 pm in Watson 110 Northern Illinois University is launching a Study Abroad Program in Southern France, based in Bordeaux, in Summer 2013. The program in … Continue reading

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The Cultural History of Warfare

“The cultural history of war, then, is here to stay.”  So concluded Rob Citino in an impressive historiographical essay, which can be considered the first major article of military history to be published in a generation by the American Historical … Continue reading

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The Civil War in America

The Library of Congress has organized a new exhibition on “The Civil War in America,” which includes diaries and other writings by participants in and observers of the American Civil War of 1861-1865. One of the objects featured in the … Continue reading

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Armistice Day in France

This past Sunday was Armistice Day, marking the end of the First World War in 1918. France celebrates 11 November each year with a series of ceremonies commemorating the dead of La Grande Guerre, as the First World War is … Continue reading

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Get Out the Vote!

Election day in the United States is TODAY, 6 November 2012. University students are often very busy during the middle of the semester, but it is important to exercise your citizenship and vote. Many people think that their votes don’t … Continue reading

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Tom Ricks on Firing Generals

Tom Ricks has a new book out on American military leadership, entitled, The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today. NPR has done an interview with Ricks on his book, and particularly on the issue of when … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney and the Neocons

Mitt Romney, despite his sometimes “soft” rhetoric on foreign policy issues, has embraced Neoconservative (Neocon) policymakers and advisers, including many of the same advisers who were responsible for the planning and implementation of the invasion and occupation of Iraq in … Continue reading

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