Today's World & History from OSU's Origins

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August 2014: Celebrating Roman Emperor Augustus

By Brendan McCarthy

Two thousand years ago this month, the most influential man in Roman history died. Augustus began his career by fomenting a civil war, forming a military junta, then violently eliminating any competition before fighting the other members of the junta. His triumph in this power struggle ended the competitive politics of Republican Rome and ushered in the Roman Empire… .

—> http://origins.osu.edu/milestones/august-2014-celebrating-roman-emperor-augustus

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New History Talk podcast: "The Terrors of Suicide Bombing"

Many consider suicide bombing an exclusively recent or even novel phenomenon, carried out by crazed individuals that defy all reason. But is this actually the case? When and why did suicide bombing begin? Are there similarities among Russian anarchists of the nineteenth century, kamikaze pilots, and today’s suicide bombers? How can the history inform policy decisions to try and prevent such acts? Join your hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy who interview guests Corbin Williamson, Jonathan Romaneski, and Jeffrey Lewis as they tackle these and other tough questions on the terrors of suicide bombing.

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Clampdown and Blowback: How State Repression Has Radicalized Islamist Groups in Egypt

With the landslide election of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the presidency, the pendulum of Egyptian politics has once again taken a dramatic swing. A former military man and Defense Minister, al-Sisi helped orchestrate the coup against his predecessor—President Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Almost immediately, al-Sisi began a severe crackdown on the Brotherhood and other Islamic organizations. As historian Elizabeth Perego details, however, this is not the first time that the Egyptian state has launched a campaign to suppress the Brotherhood. And, as she reminds us, the result of these campaigns has usually been further to radicalize the Islamists.

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"Negro assault troops await orders D-day to attack enemy shortly after they had come ashore at Saipan in the Marianas.", 06/1944
From the series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 - 1981

The Battle of Saipan began seventy years ago on June 15, 1944, with combined U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army forces making amphibious landings against the entrenched Japanese forces on the Pacific island (only days after the Normandy Landings on D-Day).

todaysdocument:

"Negro assault troops await orders D-day to attack enemy shortly after they had come ashore at Saipan in the Marianas.", 06/1944

From the series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 - 1981

The Battle of Saipan began seventy years ago on June 15, 1944, with combined U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army forces making amphibious landings against the entrenched Japanese forces on the Pacific island (only days after the Normandy Landings on D-Day).