Category Archives: Germany

Stab-in-the-Back manuscript to publisher!

This evening I sent the text of The Stab-in-the-Back Myth. A History in Documents and Visual Sources off to Bloomsbury Press. In cooperation with Mark Sadler (my friend and former Honors student), I have been working diligently on it for the … Continue reading

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Research Update #2: Peasants and Jews

Sometimes, you learn something new. Pictured above, the city hall of Leer, below, the ornate entry. Leer is a seaport on the river Ems, located along the overland trade route between Bremen and Groningen. Leer was a small but prosperous … Continue reading

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Research Update #1: Origins of the Stab-in-the-Back Myth

There are few changes Miami has made in my 20+ years of service that have affected my life life in a positive way. The most positive change by far is the new academic calendar. A week was sliced off Fall … Continue reading

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Reflections on 2014

I am not big on year-in-review posts, but two trends emerged in 2014 that are worth reflecting upon. 1) What’s up in Eastern Europe? First a revolt against a pro-Russian kleptocrat in Ukraine, then the Russia seizure of Crimea and … Continue reading

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Weihnachtsgeschenke

I love Amazon for Christmas! Meine Gattin bought me two doorstops: Alan Watson, Ring of Steel and Stephen Kotkin, Stalin, Paradoxes of Power. I have already dipped into a library copy of Watson and almost wish that I hadn’t. Prepping … Continue reading

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Intellectual Synchronicity

No sooner than I passed through Annual Report Hell than swift-footed Mercury, in the guise of the USPS, delivered three books from Amazon to my door.                      This summer, I will be … Continue reading

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