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You fasten all the triggers…

Here's a pretty old post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 16 years ago, in 2006, on the World Wide Web.

It seems that the new thing in higher education, since 2001, is the development of Homeland Security curricula. Many Universities not only have multidisciplinary academic programs organized around Homeland Security, but are even starting to offer Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies and Master of Homeland Security degrees. Peter Klein just posted to the LRC Blog about how he was recently asked to help develop the curriculum for a new Master of Homeland Security degree at the University of Missouri.

The first step toward challenging the horror of politics in our age is to demand that people have the decency to call things by their proper names. Maybe sometimes violence, even killing, is necessary; but when or if it is, then you ought to at least admit that that’s what you are advocating. So let’s cut out the Heimat bullshit and call this what it is: a Master of War degree.

Cue the Bob Dylan.

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  1. labyrus

    At my school they call the military program “Tactical & Strategic Studies”, but I’m under the impression that this is more of a program about domestic spying.

    And I can assure if they called it a “spying class” they’d get a lot more students enrolling.

— 2007 —

  1. Crystal

    I knew Lauren Jolly, She was a friend of mine. I went to rehab with her. I saw her just 3 days before she died.I cant imagine what her family is going through right now. i am happy to say that she is up in heaven right now, theres no use in trying to beat ourselves up, it happened and theres nothing we can do.

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