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LEADERSHIP AND THE WAY WE FIGHT WARS American Military Command from World War II to Today THOMAS RICKS Introduction Much is written these days about teaching leadership. I’m not sure we know how to...
A NEW METHOD OF CONSIDERING HISTORY A Sense of Where You Are by Anne Knowles EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION Early in his career one of our finest writers, John McPhee, wrote a memorable book about Bill...
LANGUAGE AS A COMPONENT OF EMPIRE Native Language, National Literature and Cultural Revitalization in Colonialism: Ireland As A Case Study Joe Reilly, Ph. D EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION The Irish language has been a focal point...
Professor Michael Adas’ interview and the review can serve as an introduction to the study of technology and the many ways it has changed us. The current generation of students needs an entry point into this most valuable field of study, never more vital than
Mistrust of authority has always existed, I’m sure, but it seems to have blossomed in the twentieth century (and become ubiquitous in the twenty-first century). In this idea-rich interview and in her scholarly book, The Metanarrative of Suspicion: in Late Twentieth Century America,
The Battle of Stalingrad is instructional treasure. It is such a vast topic, one so little-known by American students, and one that it is almost endlessly engaging
While every work of art stands on its own, it is always interesting to tuck it into the particular context in which it was created, both historical and personal. One example I often use
The current generation of food writers has taken this topic and turned it into an entire field of study. Talented writers have discovered a treasure of fascinating people and powerful themes in the products so familiar to
How is an American villain different from a Russian villain, or a West African villain? What is “evil” to us? Why are some villains really powerful characters with deep grips on our imagination, and others
When I recently circulated a list of presentation topics among the cadets in my “Literature and Empire” course, a third of them wanted to present the Detectives and Narratives of Suspicion topic. It is easy to see why: