This is the second in a series of slightly longer posts drawing on some of my academic work. Following up on my last post, here I examine how post Cold War hubris has laid the groundwork for current Europe nationalism and xenophobia. When the Berlin Wall fell, neoconservative policy makers in the West broke into … Continue reading The true legacy of the Cold War
In the next few blogs I am going to shorten up and break into blog sized bits some of the papers I completed this past semester. The blogs will be a little longer than usual, but I think they are well worth reading. Here is a first installment about the Cold War. Let me know … Continue reading The Cold War wasn’t all that cold
We live in an age of journalistic exaggeration. Most of this hyperbole I let slide with a slight eye roll or sigh, but somethings really get my dander up. One recent over amplification that has been causing me to spew my morning coffee over the op-ed page are the spate of columnists referring to current … Continue reading The real Lost Generation
I celebrated my birthday on the weekend. It was great. There was cake. Cake is good. Birthdays are a time for contemplation (at least at my age). What’s been good so far? What’s been less good? What have I achieved? What lies ahead? Blah, blah, blah … They are also an opportunity to reflect on … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go?