02 - Thoughts of April
o The Qing Empire Time of Troubles in the 1800's
01 - Thoughts of March
o Europe, East Asia, South Asia and the Industrial Revolution
o Exportable Religions
The text book for this history class is "A History of Modern Middle East" by Cleveland and Bunton.
04 - Thoughts of April
o Are "Puppet Rulers" Weak Rulers?
o Primary Documents, Khomeini, and the 1979 Iran Revolution
o Thoughts on Operation Ajax (Iran coup of 1953)
o What ISIS really wants
o How important is seeing the primary documentation?
03 - Thoughts of March
o Imperialism versus nationalism: when do each work best?
o Late 1940s: a hard time to be a British imperialist
o Bank panics and social revolution
o Comparing Gulf Wars
02 - Thoughts of February
o Era of BRIC over?
o Big Vision
o Definitive biographies of religion starters
o Root of all evil
o Sykes–Picot Agreement
01 - Thoughts of January
o It's the same old song...
o Tolerance versus "back to the roots"