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Final Solutions: Mass Killing and Genocide in the Twentieth Century (2004)

For the past several years, I’ve been reading library books dealing with world military history. With regard to this topic, I’ve learned a number of things as outlined in previous posts including: Soldaten: On fighting, killing, and dying (Neitzel and … Continue reading

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Christian Gerlach’s 2010 genocide-related study focuses on extremely violent societies

This post is concerned with Extremely Violent Societies: Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century (2010) by Christian Gerlach. If I understand the study correctly, Christian Gerlach argues that the concept of ‘extremely violent societies’ serves as a useful alternative to the … Continue reading

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Genocide qualifies as a systematic object for social science: Zygmunt Bauman (1989)

Previous blog posts at the Preserved Stories website have addressed social history in the context of deindustrialization and documentary making. I’ve also shared highlights from studies addressing history and social theory in the context of postmodernity and a return to narration. As well, I’ve … Continue reading

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190-page Mississauga Heritage Management Strategy report provides a framework for The Story of Mississauga project

Some time back I became interested in a City of Mississauga initiative which seeks to develop The Story of Mississauga. The initiative is outlined in a 190-page City of Mississauga report entitled the Mississauga Heritage Management Strategy: MississaugaHeritageManagementStrategy_May2016 A related … Continue reading

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Narcoland (2013) describes a disastrous “war on drugs” that has led to more than 80,000 deaths in Mexico since its inception in 2006

Over the years, I’ve written several posts about the War on Drugs. One post, by way of example, is entitled: The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973 (Kathleen J. Frydl, 2013) A key point in the above-noted study is that national drug … Continue reading

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Highly successful In Situ event at Small Arms Building in Mississauga, Oct. 27 to 29, 2016: Great turnout, great sense of organization

I am delighted that I had the opportunity, on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, to attend an In Situ event at the Small Arms Building in Mississauga. We were impressed with the turnout, the enthusiasm, and the great … Continue reading

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Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word – Oct. 26, 2015 Salon article

An Oct. 26, 2015 Salon article is entitled: “Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word: ‘Diversity’ sounds polite and hopeful. It’s how we talk when we can’t talk about race, or when whites get nervous.” The … Continue reading

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Graeme Decarie has been reading the autobiography of Christopher Plummer

Click here for previous posts about Graeme Decarie > Among the previous posts is: MCHS Bio for Graeme Decarie, who taught for three years at Malcolm Campbell High School. Graeme Decarie writes: I’ve been reading the autobiography of Christopher Plummer … Continue reading

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Toronto and Montreal wiped out their farmsteads

I much enjoyed getting together for coffee on May 18, 2016 at the Birds and Beans Café in Mimico with Bob Carswell, who attended Malcolm Campbell High School (MCHS) in Montreal in the 1960s. In those years I was also … Continue reading

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Opening of new Toronto District School Board museum and archives; Talk by Duke Redbird Tuesday (March 15) at 6 pm and Thursday (March 17) at noon

A full description of the event can be accessed at this Myseum of Toronto link: DEBWEWIN (Truth) A Visual Representation of Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Cultures – March 15 – March 17 The link reads: EBWEWIN (Truth) A Visual … Continue reading

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