At our December meeting, we discussed most of part 3 – up to the end of “Attributes of Summer”.
Next time (January 17th), we’ll discuss from “Aryan Shopkeeper” and as far into Part Four as we can.
Some topics discussed today:
- Stalingrad. From Wikipedia: “Marked by fierce close quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians in air raids, it is often regarded as one of the single largest (nearly 2.2 million personnel) and bloodiest (1.7–2 million killed, wounded or captured) battles in the history of warfare. It was an extremely costly defeat for German forces, and the Army High Command had to withdraw vast military forces from the West to replace their losses.”
- false dichotomy (or false dilemma): “Either you’re with us or ...”