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poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

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My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

... genocide is not about war between armies and states; it is war
of against a people.

The question this work addresses is how the interaction between ideas, institutions, and society contributed to the evolution of nations, states, and nationalism in Europe between the 18th and the 20th centuries.

In discussing Germany, this question must focus on how ideas, institutions, and society interacted to lead to the rise of the National Socialists, with their subsequent shift from violence to murder to genocide.

Like many of the countries of Eastern Europe, the nationalism of Germany became increasingly exclusionary. The theory of Kulturnation, that a man is a member of his nation through his mother tongue and will always be so, was carried one step further. A man who is not a member of the cultural nation, Jews in particular, could never become a member of the nation. He would always be foreign to the nation. When this idea of perpetual difference and foreignness is superimposed on the years of chaos and crisis that Germany experienced, against the backdrop of mass violence and death that the First World War introduced to Europe, the mixture can become volatile, and nationalism became violent, then murderous, then eventually genocidal.

Forty-seven years later, genocide reappeared in Europe in Bosnia. Like the Nazis, the Serbs attempted racial restructuring, although on a much smaller scale. Like the Nazis, they used terror tactics to coerce the Bosniacs to flee. Those who remained were forcible driven out, if not murdered outright. Many were incarcerated in concentration camps that rivaled the brutality of the Nazi concentration camps. While the Nazis introduced systematic extermination into their genocide of the Jews, the Serb introduced another weapon of genocide, that of systematic rape.

- "Races at War: Nationalism and Genocide in Twentieth Century Europe," Michael Alan Adelberg, The Center for Contemporary Conflict (CCC) http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/index.asp, Naval Postgraduate School http://www.nps.navy.mil/, Monterey, California, Thesis, March 2005 http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/research/theses/Adelberg05.pdf

Directory: http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/monthly_articles/

File Name: michael_alan_adelberg200503_abstract.htm

Full PDF report here. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/monthly_articles/michael_alan_adelberg200503.pdf

Summary of report here. http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/monthly_articles/michael_alan_adelberg200503_summary.htm

Post Date: June 15, 2005 at 7:40 AM CDT; 1240 GMT