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JMac1949 Today commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Challenges in Teaching About Fascism
"Except for the 24 years of the Weimar Republic in Germany, neither the people of Germany nor Russia knew anything except aristocratic totalitarianism in their entire histories.  Communism and Nazism were aberrations, but the worship of the…"
Mar 13
koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Challenges in Teaching About Fascism
"This is a great post.  I've never been in competition with John Guzlowski, but I could see what could foster the impression that I would be.  You're right about how it's taught and what the cost of that is. And Boy are you…"
Mar 12
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Mar 12
Ron Powell commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Challenges in Teaching About Fascism
""Far too many members of the majority in countless countries think that they have no skin in the game, and have nothing to lose, if Caesarism makes a comeback." How many times have you seen/read a post of mine that, in relation t the…"
Mar 12
koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Grant in 1864
"I'd bet it was the former "
Feb 9
Terry McKenna commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Henry Kissinger's Kaiser Critique
"No analogy is perfect.  So I must note that Republicans have held the presidency frequently, and over the last 26 years held the house and or senate a number of times.  So why are Republicans so upset?   .......  I suggest…"
Feb 1
alsoknownas commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Thee/Thou Misuse
"With this post I thee wonder. How in the hell do you retain all this in one head?"
Jan 5
Terry McKenna commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Thee/Thou Misuse
"Thee is objective case.  With this ring, I thee wed. "
Jan 5
koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Thee/Thou Misuse
"I'd also like to inquire about the phrase "How thou'all doin'?""
Jan 5
koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Thee/Thou Misuse
"So what's the difference between thee and thou? Is one subjective and the other objective? By the way, this is sort of like French tu/vous."
Jan 5
koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post The Primacy of Soft Power
"We need to have democracy before we can export it. At current rate, someone will have to export it to us.  Ronda Rousey. She's a professional fighter. She is an Olympic judo medalist, I think bronze, and the daughter of a judo world…"
Dec 31, 2016
JMac1949 Today commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post The Primacy of Soft Power
"Don't get me wrong, I love Tom Waits and it's hard to find a more boozy alcoholic singer.  When I lived and worked in the People's Republic of China in 1990, there were a lot of examples of American influence in their popular…"
Dec 31, 2016
Terry McKenna commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post The Primacy of Soft Power
"JMac: I think you are missing the mark on American culture. Sure we have trash, and by the way, during the heights of French culture, they had boozy alcoholic singers in cheap dives too, and the English had music halls and pub singing. But right…"
Dec 31, 2016
nerd cred commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post The Primacy of Soft Power
"Are the K's known outside the US? And who is Ronda Rousey? I keep  hearing that name. I suppose I could google her. But why? Gangsta Rap? I'm not an authority or even an aficionado and can't distinguish between it and any other…"
Dec 30, 2016
koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post The Primacy of Soft Power
"JMac, don't kid yourself. There is a lot more to how people view American culture than Kardashians and crap like that. We're still central in all sorts of ways. "
Dec 30, 2016
JMac1949 Today commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post The Primacy of Soft Power
""...America today has amazing cultural influence. Hollywood movies and TV, books, universities, music and the like---it's the envy of the world..."  to which I have to reply, Trump, Kardashians, Gansta-rap, Reality TV and why is…"
Dec 30, 2016

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Challenges in Teaching About Fascism

Posted on March 12, 2017 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

One of the things I noticed, while growing up, is that there was a profound difference in the way schools taught about Communist totalitarianism, and Nazi/Fascist totalitarianism.

In America, schools often taught about the horrors of Soviet Communism in a way that made members of both ethnic majorities and minorities cringe. They focused on the loss of freedom of speech and religion, infringements on the right to property and civil rights, media restrictions, state surveillance and…

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Grant in 1864

Posted on February 9, 2017 at 11:08am 2 Comments

I often hear armchair generals discuss how McClellan's Peninsula Campaign was idiotic, and doomed to failure. I have mixed feelings about this.

I think the strategy, in terms of planning, logistics and the general idea was brilliantly conceived. The execution, at the outset, was brilliant, too. The problem was that McClellan didn't think his strategy fully through. War, like chess, requires the ability to think many moves ahead, keeping each of your opponent's countermoves into…

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Henry Kissinger's Kaiser Critique

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 9:00am 7 Comments

 

I'm a great fan of history. It not only helps explain how we got to the present, but also provides guidance as to how we should conduct ourselves in the present and the future, a form of vicarious experience. This is crucial in statecraft, as the importance of the task is world-historical,…

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How the Allies Lost Mussolini

Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:00am 7 Comments

A perennial problem for democracies' foreign policy is how to deal with authoritarian regimes abroad. Liberal idealists would have us shun said nations and disavow working with them, even when it's mutually beneficial. They feel that the benefits derived by such a regime would allow them to perpetuate their domestic oppression and civil rights violations. During the Second World War and Cold War  many Western journalists, academics and foreign policy experts castigated…

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