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SOCIAL STUDIES DIARY

Societal Survivability

As a student of cultures past and present, I have especially been interested in a couple of ideas - one is urbanization another is political systems, which includes attempt at the assimilation of people's of diverse cultures. These ideas are connected and are difficult to study predictively. Most societies change over time and end  Read More 
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Roman Project

My work is now centered The destruction of Rome in 390 BCE. This is fascinating work in that it is a study in arrogance, humiliation, stupidity, class conflict, and the tenents of good leadership. The problem, of course, is that it difficult to separate myth from reality or fiction from truth. The gist of the  Read More 
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Founding Faculty of UTPB

As Veterans Day approaches, I would like to comment on the fact that many of the original founding faculty of the UTPB were first and foremost veterans of WWII and the Korean War.

This includes both high ranking officers (such as two generals -- one marine and one Air force -- Hank Heise and Jim Colwell) some  Read More 
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