Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Heads-up for 10 November 2010

Oxford Biographies
Wilfred Owen, poet
British poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his friend Siegfried Sassoon and sat in stark contrast to both the public perception of war at the time, and to the confidently patriotic verse written earlier by war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Some of his best-known works—most of which were published posthumously—include "Dulce et Decorum Est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and "Strange Meeting". His preface intended for a book of poems to be published in 1919 contains numerous well-known phrases, especially "War, and the pity of War", and "the Poetry is in the pity"
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History 5 (Berkeley)
Lecture 22: European Imperialism at its Zenith
History course covering Europe in 1500-1989 with Thomas W. Laqueur
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London School of Economics: Public lectures and events
Greece is Changing
The Greek sovereign debt crisis of 2010 has received world-wide attention and has elicited unprecedented action by the European Union and its member governments as well as by the IMF. Greece is now obliged to follow the terms of the 'Memorandum' agreed with the 'bail-out' loan it has received. Is Greek economic policy on track? What are its future prospects?
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Geography C110 (Berkeley)
Lecture 21: Industry and the Place of Nature
Great lecture course on economic geography by Richard A. Walker
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