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Thinking Aloud: “The Cause of All Nations”

July 20, 2015 by Darius  In his book The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, historian Don Doyle seeks to destroy the notion that the American Civil War was a purely domestic affair.  Instead, … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Darius’s Rules of International Engagement, #4

June 21, 2015 by Darius  [If you study international relations and political science, it’s impossible to avoid coming across Carl von Clausewitz.  While Clausewitz’s credentials may have been a bit thin in his primary specialty, military theory, he has given … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “A Burnable Book”

June 2, 2015 by Darius  A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger is a surprisingly enjoyable medieval mystery, with an emphasis on both the “medieval” and the “mystery.” The book’s plot centers on a subversive book that purportedly prophesies the deaths … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: 75th Anniversary of Dunkirk

May 23, 2015 by Darius  The next week will mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Dunkirk.  The battle and the mass evacuation that followed were arguably the most important events of the first years of World War II … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Ireland’s Historic Week

May 20, 2015 by Darius  This week in Ireland, two events, one personal, one political, are demonstrating just how much a country can change in a generation. Yesterday, Britain’s Prince Charles met and shook hands with Gerry Adams, a leader … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Scottish Nationalist May Be Kingmaker in Britain”

“Scottish Nationalist May Be Kingmaker in Britain” The New York Times, May 6, 2015, p.A3 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/06/world/europe/nicola-sturgeon-snp-british-election.html “The affluent university town of St. Andrews, where Prince William and Kate Middleton studied, has never elected a parliamentary candidate from the left-leaning, separatist Scottish … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Gallipoli Centennial

Apr. 22, 2015 by Darius  This Saturday will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of one of the most infamous military disasters in Western military history: the Gallipoli Campaign.  Let’s revisit the stupidity that led to the deaths of … Continue reading

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