What We’ve Learned from WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has brought to light a series of disturbing insinuations and startling truths in the last couple of  years, some earth-shattering, others simply confirmations of our darkest suspicions about the way the world works. Thanks to founder Julian Assange's legal situation in Sweden (and potentially the United States) as well as his media grandstanding, it …

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Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Other Players

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Crisis Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Other Players Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Recent History Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Looking Backwards Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: The Future Why is the Israel-Palestine conflict so important on the global stage? Why does the rest of the world care, and get so involved, in …

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Revolutions Made and Unmade

In this outline, we return to the “big picture” of the age of revolutions. We look at the general processes across all of the Americas and compare all the revolutions. In particular, the outline focuses on how the differing colonial traditions (political, economic, and cultural) shaped the revolutionary paths and the outcomes of the wars …

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Noble Violence and The High Middle Ages (1000 – 1300 CE)

Medieval social theorists often divided medieval society into three categories, or orders: those who prayed, those who fought, and those who worked. Perched atop the society of high medieval Europe were those who fought, namely, the warrior aristocracy. Members of the warrior aristocracy shared a common way of fighting (on horseback, in armor, as knights). …

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