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Attending the #AHA2012 Digitally, Part II

Well, attending something digitally is pretty hard. The folks using the #AHA2012 twitter hashtag are great though. They’re giving a lot of informative comments. I will say this: It is pretty difficult to follow the comments without being there. The … Continue reading

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Attending #AHA2012 Digitally

The staff at Cutting Edge History has decided to try an experiment this year. Instead of trekking halfway across the nation to spend the winter holed up in a hotel room, we’ll be attending as much of the #AHA2012 conference … Continue reading

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Relevant History – Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men Review

I just finished Ron Suskind’s new look at the first two years of the Obama presidency, and I have to admit that I’m a little bit worried. Suskind, former national affairs writer for the Wall Street Journal, paints a picture … Continue reading

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Remembering the Little Bits of Writing

Every once in awhile, the Chronicle, a magazine dedicated to all matters academia, actually comes up with something useful. In today’s case, it was a little blurb about how diversionary tactics in writing scare readers off. Carol Saller, an editor … Continue reading

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Editorial – Is There Really a Crisis at All?

“Look Ma’, ain’t nothing gonna change, everything still remain the same, I can’t do what ten people tell me to do, so I guess I’ll remain the same.” – Ottis Redding, Dock of the Bay Ottis was right. Ain’t nothing … Continue reading

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Editorial – Trains and Rockets on October 4th

When we talk about where we’re going, we have to talk about October 4th. We’re always talking about where we’re going. October 4th might be about where we’re going as a country, as every year we seriously begin to consider … Continue reading

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A Decade After Disaster – American Responses to Pearl Harbor

Out of curiosity, we decided to take a look at how one particular American publication handled the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, and its legacy a decade later. I think the relevance should be obvious. In the December … Continue reading

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Is History Dead?

“History” is probably the worst college major there is. Its a meaningless term, and so a meaningless major. It combines sociology, criminology, anthropology, archaeology, technology, biology, geology, and any other “-ology” you can come up with as long as we’re … Continue reading

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Congressional Service and Saluting

“The Incompatibility Clause of the U.S. Constitution states that ‘no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.’ This provision is generally understood to ensure the separation of … Continue reading

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A little relevant history regarding NBC’s Education Week

So, NBC is working hard this week to publicize the sad and sorry state of education in this country. The work started on Sunday with a “town hall” meeting of teachers from around the nation. Having been to a conference … Continue reading

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