Monday, June 07, 2004

School is a Pain

Yes, I still have another week of school left and my teachers have seen fit to pile on the work recently. That's why there has been very little posting as of late. I started my new job yesterday, I work at a place called American Science and Surplus.

I'm going to post some required reading to keep everyone occupied:
  • British historian Niall Ferguson writes in the current issue of The Atlantic on "Our Imperial Imperative" This is not as you might suspect the common call by a conservative to shy away from having an empire, but actually, it's directly the opposite. Ferguson says we have an empire, but that we did to study history and not repeat the mistakes of Rome, Britain or even the Soviets. He makes a very persausive argument. Michael Totten also discusses the article and his comment section is a must read.

  • In the wake of the 60th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, we have a tendency view the Second World War as the last "good war." Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum writes a brief description of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 and explains why it was anything but good to those involved. Wretchard also weighs in a bit here.
I should post more within a day or two.