Day 1: Disproof. pdf
on ingredients of proof found
in newspaper articles, and selections
from the London Guardian on the Rambouillet `agreement'.
Day 2: Comparative method. Article by Marc Bloch on the
comparative method handed out ("A contribution towards a comparative
history of European Societies", in Land and Work in Mediaeval
Europe: Selected Papers by Marc Bloch (Berkeley: University
of California Press, 1967), plus these pdf
comparing how the New York Times reported the US invasion
of Panama with how it reported the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
Day 3: Comparing US invasion of Panama with Iraqi
invasion of Kuwait. pdf
Day 4: US embargo on Vietnam after the war. pdf. I also handed out (but haven't included in
the pdf) a marked up copy of the article on genetically modified foods
that is in the Day 1 material. The pages are marked up with 'p' for
postulate, 'd' for definition, 't' for theorem, 's' for proof step,
'a' for assumption, 'nc' for name-calling, 'cs' for card stacking,
'tr' for transfer, 'te' for testimonital, 'gg' for glittering
generality; see the list of techniques in the Day 1 and Day 2
Day 5: No additional readings handed out. We discussed the
Vietnam material from day 4.
Day 6: Bombing of Afghanistan. pdf.