Tag Archives: War

A Brief Political History of Georgia (the Republic of)

Georgia is a land between political cultures. I’m not really sure if it’s a part of Asia or Europe, and I suppose the arbitrariness of such distinctions shows itself in the answer of the hour. If you ask Russia, its … Continue reading

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Considering the Sundance Film, Settlers

Here’s a thought that I’ve never had before, and I’m wondering if historians have ventured into the territory: we cannot psychologically distinguish between Hitler, exterminator-of-millions, and Hitler, political force. But there’s a benefit to reading Hitler’s politics, including his seizure … Continue reading

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Dresden Visit: Military History, Culture, and Naziism in Germany

Note: This post doesn’t keep to my usual 500-word limit. Sorry about that. This topic always brings a lot of things to the surface. (>730 words) The question always comes up for me when I’m in Germany, and I suppose … Continue reading

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Incentive-Based Solutions

Recently, I watched the film Five Broken Cameras, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. It got me thinking. Of course, the message of this film was that Israelis are violent, thieving brutes. And, of course, this is … Continue reading

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