If you look back on this thread
No need to re-read the thread, I’ve seen it and I agree with the anon on this one, sorry.
I prefer primary sources and General Frank’s “American Soldier” and the “Looming Tower” actually happen to sit in my library, although I’m not aware of any works by Shinseki. Perhaps when I am teaching at West Point next year I’ll get to question Gen (Ret) Clark; I see he is an assistant in the Social Sciences department from time to time…and maybe I’ll get to pick Gen. Shinseki’s brain too when he visits!
Matt, My opinion of you has taken a dive. No teacher of adults that I know would react like that. It appears that you could not be fair to a student who shared Clark’s views.
I am shocked that the United States Military Academy would let someone with such a closed mind educate officer candidates, but if that is Army culture, it does help explain this anonymous.
Why not expose students to both sides of the story and let them use some critical faculties of their own to decide what is right.
Be a real academic. Compare, contrast, similarities, differences, comparative analysis: education.
It would be a very odd world if everyone had the same view of such a divisive political act.
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