Category Archives: War

My Favorite World War III Films

I posted my favorite World War III books last time.  Today I list some interesting WWIII films.  They are all available on YouTube. The War Game (BBC, 1965).  This film shows the inadequacy of British civil defense in the face … Continue reading

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My Favorite World War III Literature

I grew up during the darkest and most dangerous part of the Cold War, from about 1978 to 1983.  President Carter had killed the detente after misunderstanding Soviet intentions in Afghanistan.  We abandoned our no-first strike nuclear policy.  Then came … Continue reading

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Books That Don’t Say What People Say They Say: The Clash of Civilizations

Note: Given the current conflict in Ukraine, which Samuel Huntington predicted, I think it timely to discuss this book.  It gives valuable insight into our current problems. Over the last year I repeatedly heard colleagues of mine refer to Samuel … Continue reading

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War Comes Home

Wars create change Something I try to impress upon my students when I discuss wars: Wars create change.  They don’t just change borders (Franco-Prussian War), change governments (Iraq War), or destroy old empires (World War I).  They change the societies … Continue reading

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