Today, I am inaugurating a multi-year project whereby a great deal more of my pedagogical artifacts — my teaching materials — go online.
For instance, I begin one course on the practice of history with two dueling essays by MIT historian John Dower and then-President George W. Bush on the subject of Pearl Harbor and the Pacific War in American historical memory.
– George W. Bush, “Speech to the VFW,” Kansas City Missouri, August 22, 2007
– John Dower, “Is the US Repeating the Mistakes of Japan in the 1930s?”
Rather than sequester these to my somewhat dormant blog on Japanese war crimes, I’ll be spreading them out on the metaphorical table of Sinologistical Violoncellist, and start with John Dower: