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Police Use of Force: A Global Perspective (2010). Policing has a relationship to military history.

The history of policing has a relationship to military history. Both realms – policing and the conduct of warfare – concern themselves with the management of violence for strategic purposes. I first became interested in military history when I began … Continue reading

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Erving Goffman’s “total institutions” warrant inclusion in a comprehensive theory of management

As I have noted,¬†John Hendry provides an impressive and valuable overview of management theory and practice in Management: A Very Short Introduction (2013). According to a blurb, the Very Short Introductions of which close to 400 have been published by … Continue reading

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The oldest approach to management involves telling people what to do, if necessary by using violence or the threat of violence

Management: A Very Short Introduction (2013) is a delightful book, which provides a brief and cogent overview of management theory and practice. The book’s author, John Hendry, is founding director of the University of Cambridge MBA and has been teaching … Continue reading

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1989 was a critical year in the history of Eastern and Central Europe, and of the world

Twenty-five years ago in the summer of 1989, I travelled to the Baltic countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia ¬†– at that time still under occupation by the Soviet Union. I also travelled to Sweden, which had maintained a state … Continue reading

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Fort York hopes music fests and fun events garner love of history – Toronto Star, July 14, 2014

I enjoy visiting Fort York and learning about its history. Earlier posts about the site include, by way of example: Citizenship Ceremony at Fort York, April 26, 2013 featured sharing of thoughts about what it means to be a Canadian … Continue reading

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The first Crusade: Military leadership entails the management of violence

Among the books I’ve been reading with regard to military history is Armies of heaven: The first Crusade and the quest for apocalypse (2011). Jay Rubenstein does a commendable job of citing sources in such a way that the story … Continue reading

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With recent German heritage films, according to Anne Fuchs (2008), bad history emerges as a good story. I have added updates to this Dec. 18, 2011 post.

Phantoms of War in Contemporary German Literature, Films and Discourse (2008) is part of a publishing series at the University of Birmingham entitled New Perspectives in German Studies. The paragraph I have chosen to focus upon is on p. 143 … Continue reading

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MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) spoke most eloquently at the April 19, 2017 GTAA Air Traffic Noise meeting

A previous post is entitled: Message from Lakeshore Planning Council regarding air traffic noise in Markland Woods, Alderwood, and Long Branch I attended part of the April 19, 2017 Community Environment and Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC) meeting at the GTAA … Continue reading

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The context is the content

This post concerns three books: The Moth, First Edition (2014) Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (2015) Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets, First U.S. Edition. (2016) Each of these books focuses – with a high level of skill … Continue reading

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John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the 1958 fire at the Long Branch Hotel

John Stewart of Wiarton has added a comment to a previous post about the fire at the Long Branch hotel; he writes: “Our family grew up on 31 Arcadian Circle from 1939 to 1998. I remember the Long Branch hotel … Continue reading

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