when was World War II?
bobsheridan at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 10 08:21:51 PDT 2006
Phillip Bobbitt's volume, "Shield of Achilles," places WWII as a subset
along a continuum of conflicts that go waay back, and forward, the
nature of war changing with the societies and long-range underlying
conflicts that produce the immediate violent crisis.
Supeme court doctrine refuses to answer the specific begin-/end- date
problem by leaving same to the political branches, as I recall, thinking
of a postwar rent control measure upheld.
Mary L. Dudziak wrote:
> For an essay that questions/criticizes the way the concept of "wartime"
> has been used in works on rights and war in the 20th C, I would be
> interested in any curious examples of the ways World War II is periodized.
> The answer(s) to the question "when was World War II?" may seem
> obvious (1941-45 for the US would be one answer, 1939-45 for Europe
> would be another, but there are arguments against these beginning points).
> Scholars who argue that World War II had an impact on rights seem to be
> all over the map regarding what they identify as the "wartime" that impacted
> rights. There is slipperyness not only in when the war-related impact
> began (Pearl Harbor? 1940?), but also about end points, with much
> slipping into the early and even middle years of the Cold War, but all
> wrapped up in one "war" era. Right now I'm just trying to come up with
> examples of the ways folks who write about rights and World War II
> identify the starting and ending points of World War II. And I
> wonder whether there are disciplinary differences between history,
> poli sci & law. Off-list replies would be great. Many thanks,
> Mary Dudziak
> mdudziak at law.usc.edu
> mdudziak at law.harvard.edu
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