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Urban Exodus during the Cold War and Security Anxiety post 9/11

Matthew Farish in his paper “Disaster and decentralization: American cities and the Cold War” writes, “The portent of geopolitical conflict was simply one of the numerous factors urging an unprecedented abandonment of central cities by manufacturers, corporations, and populations dominated by the white middle class.” 251 more words

16 Years Later

Yesterday was the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on The World Trade Center. At that time I worked on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street and so if you looked straight down 5th Avenue you could see the whole bloody debacle unfold. 247 more words


Post 9/11 Military: What Has Changed Since That Terrible Day?

As you can imagine, this country and our military has changed quite a bit since September 11, 2001. That terrible day shifted the United States of America’s dynamic, and day-to-day way of thinking. 617 more words

Rereading Teju Cole's 'Open City'

I’ve been an avid reader of Teju Cole’s prose since 2011, when I first read his debut novel, Open City.

Reading the novel had left an immense impression on me, but I was reluctant at the time to read his only other book, … 1,372 more words


Body of Lies (2008, dir. Ridley Scott)

A CIA operative in the Middle East is caught between conflicting loyalties. Good-looking and well-directed though predictable tale of post-9/11 espionage, with opaque masculine moralities contrasted with a female archetype representing possible redemption.

Eamonn's Reviews

Forever G.I. Bill???

How we doing hard-chargers… 

I thought I’d break down the changes to the G.I. Bill and give you a better understanding of how it affects veterans. 709 more words

VA Info

What Happens When my GI Bill Runs Out?

The GI Bill can go a long way toward helping veterans earn a degree, with an opportunity to increase income potential.  However, the GI Bill doesn’t always offer enough benefits to complete a college degree. 512 more words