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  1. Dear Professor Cole

    Just as I was thinking to myself how much I envy your students the opportunity to attend your lectures, and wondered how many of the lectures are online, we hit the problem with the video medium.

    You mentioned Miroslav Hroch and others work on the nationalist movements of the 19th century. Given the similarities between the Arab Spring and the movements of 1848 in Europe this is a relevant remark.

    Video doesn’t provide a References section.

    I learn by picking up on references to things I don’t know about and following them. Miroslav Who?

  2. “Coincidence”: I’m just reading a collection of works by the French historian and editor Pierre Nora in which he relates the emergence of contemporary history and then history of the present in France. This now has several decades of “history” in France.

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