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Richard J. Evans’s trilogy and related 2015 text offers a valuable historical overview of Nazi Germany

Richard J. Evans’s Nazi Germany trilogy along with The Third Reich in History and Memory (2015) is strongly evidence-based, and is presented within a framework that is well-reasoned and well-informed by the available historiography. A Jan. 4, 2016 review by Christopher E. Mauriello, Salem State University, of The Third Reich in History and Memory (2015), […]


Three articles of interest, with regard to story management of the Rohingya crisis

I have discussed Myanmar and related topics at a page entitled: Mindfulness meditation. A more recent post is entitled: Ongoing Rohingya crisis: Updates. The following two articles are of interest for me, because they explore a topic of particular interest to me, namely the connection between story and frame. A related topic concerns story management, […]


Discover the Lost Ontario by Stuart Clarfield, The Mission Media Co. – Kickstarter campaign mentioned by Mike James

I’ve worked with Mike James with leading of Jane’s Walks in southern Etobicoke over the past four years. We’re no longer leading walks, although we remain involved with helping to organize them. Mike grew up in New Toronto in the 1960s; he now lives in Niagara on the Lake. He ‘s received some information from […]


Studies regarding mass killing during Guatemalan civil war

A Jan. 6, 2015 Guardian article is entitled: “Ex-Guatemalan officials arrested over civil war killings and abuses” The subhead is entitled: “The suspects face charges of crimes against humanity involving massacres and disappearances of people by security forces under their command.” A Jan. 16, 2016 New York Times article is entitled: “Guatemala Arrests Former Military Officers […]


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 management for over 25 years. Reason has its limits The first chapter defines management and […]


Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part (Partha Chatterjee, 2012)

“Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part.” These words are from the preface of The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power (2012) by Partha Chatterjee. What conceptual framework drove the British to establish themselves in Long Branch? The above-noted book […]