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Este blog trata basicamente de ideias, se possível inteligentes, para pessoas inteligentes. Ele também se ocupa de ideias aplicadas à política, em especial à política econômica. Ele constitui uma tentativa de manter um pensamento crítico e independente sobre livros, sobre questões culturais em geral, focando numa discussão bem informada sobre temas de relações internacionais e de política externa do Brasil. Para meus livros e ensaios ver o website: www.pralmeida.org. Para a maior parte de meus textos, ver minha página na plataforma Academia.edu, link: https://itamaraty.academia.edu/PauloRobertodeAlmeida

terça-feira, 27 de agosto de 2013

Tudo o que voce sempre quis saber sobre a historia militar do Imperio...

Império, só tem um, claro, mas os companheiros gostariam de frisar: estadounidense.
Que seja: acho que só deve ter "guerras patriotas" nesse compêndio, mas não custa olhar, sobretudo porque é de graça.
Companheiros, abstei-vos. Vocês vão ficar com raiva, podem ter uma síncope, então mantenham-se afastados deste blog, ou pelo menos deste post.
Paulo Roberto de Almeida

American Military History: A Resource for Teachers and Students
Foreign Policy Research Institute, August 27, 2013

The Foreign Policy Research Institute, in collaboration with the First Division Museum at Cantigny, is proud to announce the release of a new E-Book, American Military History: A Resource for Teachers and Students.
Freely available, this volume – co-edited by Dr. Michael Noonan, Director of the FPRI Program on National Security, and Dr. Paul Herbert, Executive Director of the First Division Museum – is a selection of materials presented at seven history weekends for high school teachers on American military history, comprising 29 essays that cover everything from early America to the most recent conflicts.
Jointly sponsored by FPRI and the Museum, all the weekend-long programs have been held at the Museum since they began in 2006. The premise of the work is that all Americans are responsible for the common defense, and all Americans should know something about it.
Although primarily designed as a resource for teachers and students at the high school level, the essays have been written by the nation’s foremost scholars on the subject and are meant to inform the non-specialist. The e-book will enrich understanding of how the U.S. military has helped to shape American history—not only on the battlefield but also socially, politically, economically, and technologically.
The Teaching Military History Program grew out of FPRI’s History Institute for Teachers (now called the Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute), which, since 1996, has been providing high school teachers with professional development on issues in US and world history and international relations.
Chaired by David Eisenhower and the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Walter McDougall, the Butcher History Institute has garnered a national reputation for excellence, working with 941 teachers from 681 schools in 46 states! Following, each weekend, many more teachers access the video files and texts from the conferences from FPRI’s website. 
The Military History Program is a project of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West.
About the Foreign Policy Research Institute
The Foreign Policy Research Institute was founded in Philadelphia in 1955 on the premise that “a nation should think before it acts,” as founder Robert Strausz-Hupe put it.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FPRI is  devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests. We add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical, cultural, geographical context of international politics.
About the First Division Museum at Cantigny
The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, part of the nonprofit Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundations, promotes public learning about America’s military heritage and affairs through the history of the “Big Red One”—the famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.  It stands in tribute to all who have served our country in the armed forces.  The museum’s main exhibit hall transports visitors to the trenches of World War I, the beaches of World War II and the jungles of Vietnam.  Outside, tanks are displayed from every era, along with personnel carriers and artillery.  The Robert R. McCormick Research Center, open to the public, houses the museum’s library, archival and photo collections.  Visit the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park online at FirstDivisionMuseum.org.
To download the E-Book:
For mor information, contact Eli Gilman at egilman@fpri.org or 215 732 3774, ext. 255.
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