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Joe Bonham

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#1 11 years ago

An article about the death of military history studies in our centers of learning. http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MTcwOGU3MzhkNmI0Y2FmZjYzNjVlOGZhYWJiZWFjYjM= This shows pretty clearly how our academia is run by a bunch of bigots - and ignorant ones at that.




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#2 11 years ago

Well, an university which teaches history should also have some military history courses available. It's an important part of history after all and probably one which catches a lot of attention. Also, my guess is that we won't run out of wars to talk about any time soon.




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#3 11 years ago

Doesn't really surprize me, alot of schoold don't even want military recruiters on campus now days. I think it's a disgrace, but that's what our country had come too...the military fights for their freedom to keep them off campus? It stinks in my opinion!:mad:




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#4 11 years ago

My college has several classes on military history: U.S. in Vietnam, U.S. Military History, Europe & World War 1, & Nazi Germany. I'm keen on taking U.S. Military History & Nazi Germany.




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#5 11 years ago

Shame, military history is quite fascinating and certainly relevant. It's a pretty biased article though.




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#6 11 years ago

I was especially intrigued by this part.

Then came the Vietnam War and the rise of the tenured radicals. The historians among them saw their field as the academic wing of a “social justice” movement, and they focused their attention on race, sex, and class. “They think you’re supposed to study the kind of social history you want to support, and so women’s history becomes advocacy for ‘women’s rights,’” says Mary Habeck, a military historian at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. “This makes them believe military historians are always advocates of militarism.” Other types of historians also came under attack — especially scholars of diplomatic, intellectual, and maritime history — but perhaps none have suffered so many casualties as the “drums and trumpets” crowd. “Military historians have been hunted into extinction by politically active faculty members who think military history is a subject for right-wing, imperialistic warmongers,” says Robert Bruce, a professor at Sam Houston State University in Texas.

In essence people are stupid enough to believe that you study war because you like it and worship the cult of death and violence. Idiots cant seem to understand that some of us are interested for the sake of history.




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#7 11 years ago

It makes sense why they wouldn't want students actually studying it closely. Some of the students might realize what hogwash the ideology they're being spoonfed is - and we can't have that, can we?




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#8 11 years ago

Please elaborate on that last comment, Mach.




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#9 11 years ago
Machiavelli's Apprentice;3246587It makes sense why they wouldn't want students actually studying it closely. Some of the students might realize what hogwash the ideology they're being spoonfed is - and we can't have that, can we?

Elaborate on this "spoonfed hogwash".




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#10 11 years ago
Locomotor;3247950Please elaborate on that last comment, Mach.

If you want all your students to believe that war is "pointless, senseless, irrational" - and only practiced by weird right-wingers, you can't have them looking at the facts, can you?;)