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There are two fundamentally opposed means whereby man, requiring sustenance, is impelled to obtain the necessary means for satisfying his desires. These are work and robbery, one’s own labor and the forcible appropriation of the labor of others… I propose in the following discussion to call one’s own labor and the equivalent exchange of one’s own labor for the labor of others, the “economic means” for the satisfaction of needs, while the unrequited appropriation of the labor of others will be called the “political means.”

From Franz Oppenheimer, The State, 1922
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Hunt Tooley
is Professor of History  and Chair of the History Department at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He specializes in Modern European History and is the author of The Great War: Western Front and Home Front (2016) and National Identity and Weimar Germany (1997).  He is especially interested in historical issues related to war, revolution, mass violence, and peacemaking.

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Recent Books by Hunt Tooley...

The Great War: Western Front and Home Front
Great War

Professor Neal A. Palmer has described it as follows:

"Clear, informative and engaging, The Great War successfully balances the different parts of a complex and multifaceted subject. It is distinctive in its reflections on how the war shaped many aspects of the twentieth century."

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A departure for me,  this novel, which came out three years ago, is both adventure story and historical mystery!

Anima and the Goat
Here is the description from my Smashwords distributor:

A and G
Journalist Charlotte Drummond is wealthy, educated, rational—the rare independent woman in 1880s London, center of the changing world of the British Empire. When her young cousin Amanda is kidnapped in far-away India, Charlotte uses all her resources to put together a team with special skills to help rescue Amanda. Advanced technology is a must. As is travel across the world. Meanwhile strange forces from far-flung quarters of the globe threaten to overwhelm every effort. Some seem to come from beyond the material world. Some are quite rationally evil. Yet even as Charlotte strains to defeat the forces she can see, her nightmares prefigure the terror of incomprehensible violence--violence, and a loathsome man in a secret cave in the remote mountains of the Hindu Kush. And still more, the tigers.

The paperback is only at Amazon, but the e-books are available at any of the usual e-book outlets, including

Courses/Teaching Blogging about history, memory, power, and violence: 
The World At War and the World That was...

Brief Curriculum Vitae
Older Blog--Design of a Violent Century:
Blogging the Paris Peace Conference

Ninety Years Later



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