This course has yet to be developed. The text is provided here for those who wish to study it now on their own. Read one battle a week to get an idea of the schedule of the University. This was written before the 20th century and does not contain any World war battles;
Nonetheless, it is interesting reading.
Indeed you may learn things you never knew, such as, the full moon had a lot to do with the Battle of Marathon.
We have decided to study violence itself as a phenomenon in its different manifestations, for now, this material is part of the history of war so that we can end it on a non violent note. We made this decision after watching MLK discuss non violent resistance when we were considering material for the CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE course.
Violence was actually the reason the Valanga di vita was formed. And who said, the obstacle is the way? Anyway, we were quite impressed by MLK --is he trying to channel Thoreau?--even if we wonder, would he have said the same if he were in Hungary on that fateful day in 1956? Who can say?
bluebloods and world war
crimes against children
gang wars,drug wars, weapons
violence in the workplace
The first project will be to make a list of 15 military events off the top of your head, to see how they compare with Creasey's list. Because unfortunately, human history has been largely charted by violence and death. To get a sense of how the development of "modern" warfare began to change the idea that war was necessary and even good, compare the song "the caissons go rolling along" with the poem "Dulce et decorum est". Note: if you have bad dreams about war, or terrorism, you might want to skip this course.