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Informed Comment Forthcoming
Juan Cole, University of Michigan Professor of Sourpuss Studies (or Mid-East History, I don’t recall) and typist behind the Informed Comment blog will be speaking here at Dartmouth at 4:30 today on the topic of “The Future of Iraq.” I had no idea, but now I am mysteriously drawn to the event. More to come, but for those wishing to read up on Mr. Cole, he can be read most recently at Salon.com, opining that perhaps Bush is to blame for the cartoon brouhaha.
LATER: Juan Cole said nothing unusually caustic. Only one comparison between the United States and Nazi Germany, roughly quoted below.
“They [United States Department of Defense] went into the Pentagon archives and found old German documents related to how to occupy [nations]. Had them translated into English and used them for Iraq. Reportedly, one set of instructions for Iraq still had a mention that the rulers must ‘be certain that they support the Reichsmark.”
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
- The Dartmouth College Case
- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
- Sunday Morning Sinatra
- The Indian Wars
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