Saturday, June 27, 2009

War and Rumors of War

June 27th ? My goodness time flies when you are having fun.

My summer semester is ten weeks long. 12 hours a week in the classroom. Not bad when you consider the alternative of a real job. I work three nights a week and then have four days off from school.

I am not sure how much time I spend on doing preps. I normally have two or three books that I am reading that apply to something I am teaching. Right now I am reading a book on Darfur and the struggles there. I just finished an excellent book on WW I and the political mess that all became.

My students have asked me why Germany was allowed to rearm and get an army large enough to attack the world in the 1930s. My best guess is that no one cared. People would rather let Germany rearm than to oppose them at the time. I wonder how many fine men and women died because of our lack of caring? The "War to End All Wars" was not that at all. Unfortunately nothing has ever been that up to and including nuclear bombs. Why do human beings want to kill each other?

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