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Today in History: U.S. Withdraws from Vietnam 

I never understood why my friend Mary wore a pewter-colored bracelet on her left wrist to school, until the day she explained its meaning; her older brother, a mere 18 year old boy, was drafted for service some months prior, and unfortunately taken by soldiers in the North. Where exactly, she did not know -- …

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War, Money, and Socratic Highlights 

Can We Stop Wars? was the subject of the Socratic Conversation conducted by Ron Gross on Friday, May 3rd -- and a prevailing view of the discussants was "Follow the money!" A conflict resolution practitioner with experience ranging from Israel/Palestine to the Philippines said, "All wars are really over economic interests." Another participant advised: "If …

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The Expansive Moment: The Rise of Social Anthropology in Britain and Africa, 1918-1970 

Title: The Expansive Moment: The Rise of Social Anthropology in Britain and Africa, 1918-1970 Author: Goody, Jack Publisher: Cambridge University Press Call No.: GN345 .S35 2010 From the Publisher: Jack Goody's book explores the development of the discipline of social anthropology through its key practitioners and how far its concerns interacted with the political and ideological debate of the interwar …

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Whitewashing War Historical Myth, Corporate, and Possibilities for Democratic Education 

Title: Whitewashing War  Historical Myth, Corporate Textbooks, and Possibilities for Democratic Education Author: Christopher R. Leahey ; foreword by E. Wayne Ross Publisher: New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, c2010 Check It Out: DS557.74 .L43 2010 From the Publisher: Whitewashing War explores perhaps the most critical issue social studies educators presently face: How do …

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Beasts of No Nation and AIDS/HIV in Nigeria 

Nigerian-American author Uzodinma Iweala read from and discussed his debut novel, Beasts of No Nation (Harper Collins, 2005), as well as his forthcoming nonfictional work on AIDS/HIV in Nigeria. Beasts tells the story of a young boy soldier, Agu, who is forced into the army in an unnamed country in West Africa. Despite his love …

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