Daily Archives: November 11, 2011

Footnote to the Liberation of Paris 1944

In the horrors of war, I also appreciate unexpected historical irony and justice, and in this case connected with my love of both France and Spain. The first allied troops to enter Paris and start its formal liberation from the … Continue reading

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Remembering the War Dead 4: 26 Million Russians: Спасибо

As we are remembering our own war dead, I think it is important to remember the war dead of the former Soviet Union: Russians, Ukrainians, Belorussians….In resisting the profound evil of Nazism they lost over 26 million people: 10.7 million … Continue reading

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Remembering the War Dead 3: Imagining the 150 Million War Dead of the 20th Century

It is hard sometimes to get our heads round how many people died in wars/civil conflict in the 20th century. It was around 150 million. The Vietnam War Memorial in Washington commemorates the 56,000 US war dead in the Vietnam … Continue reading

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Remembering the War Dead 2: War in Burma 1942-45

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Remembering the War Dead 1: The Two Minute Silence

Employees at Lloyds of London (insurance) observe the two minute silence for the war dead at 11am GMT this morning:

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Top Ten Conflict Tips for Newly Minted MBAs

For those at my local business school, and elsewhere, some tips to help you put your newly acquired MBA to good use, improving the world rather than otherwise: Know yourself: I am not sure MBA programs focus so much on … Continue reading

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Top Ten Conflict Tips for Environmental Activists

Here’s a posting for the good folk I meet for breakfast at Selma Cafe on how to be more effective environmental activists: Environmental work is inherently conflictual: don’t deny, avoid or be afraid of this, but think how you can … Continue reading

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