“Seven Days In May”
I finished my course on Terrorism about mid-December….the students were a lot more informed than most give them credit….of course there is always one that wants to challenge everything one says….but that makes the course interesting….I was feeling a bit sad because I would not be lecturing this year….at least for now.
Then I got a bit of good news….a friend read an op-ed that I had written for Ace News Room….he contacted me and said that he thought it would make a good mini course….about 3-4 weeks long.
In case the reader would like to check out the op-ed……
Did you ever see the movie mentioned in the title? It was a movie from the 1960’s (more on that shortly)….with biggies of the day…Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster….an excellent novel and a good movie.
My friend and colleague has decide to approach the dean about a course on coup d’etat….we will see if anyone else is interested in the subject.
The course would include and intro to what a coup d’etat is and then a history of the act and then what goes into preparing and executing the coup…..there is more to this subject than just a label.
It would make for interesting course and one that the students could walk away from with more knowledge than they had when they walked in. It should be a required course of study for anyone majoring in Conflict analysis and management…..
That is all for me today my friends….do as I do….try to enjoy your weekend….there will be time for more of this stuff next week.