And then the real age of heroism began, with young American men going overseas to fight against the Axis powers, in a struggle that was perceived by the general public as a similarly unambiguous confrontation of good versus evil.
It is incredibly depressing. I bought his book after listening to a very insightful interview at Slate with Jacob Weisberg. Snyder outlines the tactics Vladimir Putin has used to gain control of Russia through destabilization and othering, and then export chaos around the world.
Snyder postulates a dichotomy between nations and groups. Those that think progress is inevitable like the EU proponents and US liberals and those that feel we are running in circles for eternity Russia and US conservatives.
I am now reading the historical view of the Ukraine, the Crimea, and Russia and how Putin was able to start a war and take parts of the Ukraine. Especially depressing is looking at how all this starts to destabilize Europe, especially because they are not responding.
But as soon as Paul Manafort got Yakunovych into power, Russia tried to strong-arm then bribe, then worked to depose him. The people resisted, and continue to resist with a war that hobbles on. If we look at the actions of Trump through this lens, it becomes clear that the main goal of Putin is extended, whether there is any collusion or not.
More when I finish the book. Posted on Short URLs: Here is the message: Previously created links will continue to redirect to their intended destination. I have hundreds of shortened URLs.
They are good for making easy links for students. And I have a year to continue, and the links will continue after that, so not such a big deal. All my students have phones, and using QR codes makes things even easier for them. Here are some alternatives Thanks, Richard. I have discovered tiny.
It looks a bit iffy, but Web of Trust says they are moderately safe. The neat thing is that they incorporate QR codes right into the process, making it perfect for me. The add-ons for a pro account looks like they may be monitoring traffic a little too closely.
Will keep you updated, but this is the direction I am looking for now. Kind of reminds me of the problems with RSS readers, but that is for another post. Posted on Media Literacy Debate My brain hurts. This is where I am now.
She has raised issues that I had not considered and am still working on integrating into my framework. The reason this is so important is that I teach English in Tokyo and use a lot of tech doing so. I have added a series of activities self-evaluation, introspection on motivation, communication, and learning, along with goal setting and planning to give students both more freedom and more autonomy, and make sure they have the tools to handle it.
Then I let them loose well, with a semi-curated set of content to explore and work with the results of those first few activities. I am not so sure I can do that, now. I really need to rethink how I approach my use of online materials. I have moved away from teaching English directly as a subject, and promote self-learning of English by using it as a thinking tool.
I can get away with this because most of my students are solid intermediate level and above. But the concerns she raises mean I have to look at how a non-native speaker should treat the media landscape ie the web. In some ways, my students and the culture in Japan can and have teach me about how to hold two conflicting ideas at the same time and not go crazy.
The problem is that this ability is not usually applied to content and interaction on the web. Discounting everything is the road to nihilism. But foisting your opinion, even with scientific evidence, is also not an answer. One of the keys is being able to recognize toxic information and walking away.
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