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If you haven't read his seminal work "A People's History of the United States" check it out. He was one of the few well-known historians and academics committed to telling the other side of the story.
Monday, June 9, 2008
"If you think you know your history, think again. The authors of "Stupid Wars" have done a remarkable job recalling several of the dumbest ideas that ended up wasting lives, time and treasure. War is sometimes necessary, but it's never pretty. Now, thanks to Mike and Ed, we have the proof that war is exceedingly stupid."
Friday, May 30, 2008
With Peru in on the action and Chile probably looking to ramp up its production, will Bolivia revive its claim to the pooplands and charge to the coast with shovels in hand? The country already marks its defeat in the War of the Pacific by hurling invective at the hated Chileans every year on March 23. They even call the holiday "The Day of the Sea" to remind themselves of what they have lost. The name has an ominous ring. It would be as if Mexico celebrated "The Day of Los Angeles" every year. So it's can't really be much longer before the Bolivians take their own rhetoric seriously and make a grab for gobs of poop. After all, as we know, Stupid Wars are hard to end.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
"Stupid Wars is an anthology of cautionary tales about what happens when political leaders channel Wile E. Coyote as their military advisor.
It covers 16 actions the authors consider to be among the most ill-considered or badly bungled military operations in history, from "Valens and the End of the Roman Empire: AD 377" to "The Soviet Coup against Gorbachev: 1991." Reading it is like watching a series of train wrecks, with Robin Williams providing commentary..."
Click here for the review