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Alliances are excuses for wars!

Do you agree that alliances are simply excuses for wars?

Alliances serve to legitimize wars?

Control Of Humanity

PBS The Vietnam War: “Riding the Tiger” (1961-1963)

Read historian Christian G. Appy’s thoughtful review of episode #2 of Burns & Novick’s The Vietnam War documentary: “Riding the Tiger” (1961-1963)

History

The Vietnam War, a documentary

This weekend, at last, The Vietnam War will land on our rooftops, ready to transport us back a half century and more to a conflict “begun in good faith, by decent people, out of fateful misunderstandings” that led to “a decade of agony—the most divisive period since the Civil War.” It was a “tragedy …

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History

The Difference Between Washington and Lee

A normal refrain from conservatives and confederate apologists when the issue of removing confederate statues is, “who’s next? Washington? Jefferson? They owned slaves! They were racists!” The President… 716 more words

Current Events

Why You Shouldn't Defend (Let Alone Normalize) Neo-Nazis

Let us file this under things I never thought I would have to say: Nazis are evil.

A little background, neither of my grandfathers had to fight the Nazis. 878 more words

Current Events

Four Reasons Why John Wesley Opposed the American Revolution

As we historians like to point out in one way or another (even if few pay us any attention), the past is more complicated than many have been led to believe. 41 more words

History

The American Way of War, by Sheldon Richman

Most Americans have no idea what the American Way of War actually is. From Sheldom Richman at antiwar.com:

The most striking fact about the United States of America is not its supposed founding principles — more often lauded than observed — but how often “the greatest country on earth” has waged war. 382 more words

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