Mar 15, 2018
Very interesting topic and well-presented, too. Covers virtually every historic period in which there's been warfare (which, I guess, is every historic period in which there's been people).
Jan 28, 2019
Lovely course. Wonderful understanding of the Professor about War and its related implications. Thank you Professor. For the first time I fully understood the horror of holocaust.
par GHOUSE B A•
Dec 22, 2015
Specified subject and well explained view on WAR. Was also able to understand what are the other factors that for war. Being a Research and explorer this was one of the best learning that I had in 2015.
Thank you so much,
par Peter T•
Feb 24, 2016
A good course and very interesting perspectives. A pity Princeton does not issue certificates.
par Jonathan G•
Feb 29, 2016
Very well done. However, I disliked how the course itself and even the professor glorified positive aspects of war.
par Derek D V•
Sep 06, 2016
I loved the elaborate structure, but they should provide a certificate
par Hélio C B•
Oct 02, 2015
The passion of Prof. Centeno is contaminating, some of the issues pointed were somewhat new (I have a circle of friends from military profession) and definitely the connection of cultural basis of the society and its capacity to, and way of, fight a war is something that will change my way to see the results of these events in the future.
Thank you very much for this initiative.
par David D•
Aug 06, 2017
One may surprise oneself in being interested in taking such a course. My experience with this course is highly positive. You learn world history in general over the last 1000 years plus a glimpse into earlier times as shaped by war.
I would say one becomes convinced of the merits of war in shaping society into larger, stable entities and actually encouraging peace and prosperity. Who would have agreed to that before taking this course! Bravo.
par Gregory W C•
Mar 14, 2016
Solid presentation of ideas that SHOULD be considered before entering a war -- but sadly are usually ignored in the emotions of a mindless mass moment.
par Fumio S•
Jan 24, 2016
I did enjoining this program. Many thanks.
Sep 08, 2015
Good information. Good discussion forum. Recommended.
Jul 22, 2017
Great information shared in an easy to understand method.
par Rubén A B P•
Sep 01, 2015
An extremely interesting course, full of fascinating sociologycal and historical topics!
The only thing that wasn't that good about it was the difficulty to get some of books the instructor mentioned.
par Clifford L B•
Jul 16, 2016
A different perspective of war that made me think very differently about the whole process and the reactions of people involved in any form of confrontational situation
par Itzhak G•
Sep 10, 2015
Very interesting course. The first few weeks are little beat boring, discussing some features that are obvious, but as the course continues the questions become more untresting, especially those which concern war with politics. As a whole it is a very good course, which gives the student a broad understandung of the issue. recommended!!
par Chooi C Y•
Jan 25, 2016
A fresh perspective to see the relation between wars and our societies. The notion that wars are always bad and to be avoided is challenged, and seemingly controversial idea of wars bringing benefit to the societies (at a cost) is discussed, quite convincingly.
par Paul F H•
Oct 19, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I think I must have virtually done it on my own as there were no other interventions, certainly in recent weeks. A very thought provoking course and all credit to the Professor and those who helped him put the course together.
par Janis A•
Oct 04, 2015
Good course, with a lot of information.
par Rui F V•
Sep 22, 2016
Weekly quizzes would be great!
par Julie C•
Jan 14, 2016
For an undergraduate course it's good - my only comment is on delivery - quotations given verbally might have been better if shown on screen to drive them home.
I hope the professor will do a military history course that analyzes war more particularly now that we have the broad strokes. My interest is piqued from this course and I want to know more about specific wars/battles. I am also interested in war prior to 1500, esp. ancient civilizations.
par Bill W•
Jun 12, 2018
The course content is very good and well delivered. Unfortunately, the forums are not replied to and you have to send months rejoining the close in order to get sufficient comments on your work to complete the course. In my case it took nine months just to finish, even though I completed the materials in under two months. It would be great if the backroom parts of the course were as good as the material and delivery.
par Robert W M•
Feb 05, 2016
After almost a year I am still waiting to receive my grade of 90%+ for c
par Diane L•
Aug 22, 2015
New format makes it impossible to watch off-line.
par Christine L•
Nov 02, 2015
It said it could be done on your schedule, but that is not true. I want to withdraw from this stupid course - it sucks.
par Bart S•
Jun 04, 2016
The title of this course is Paradoxes of War. One of the paradoxes is how little paradox there is in war, after reviewing and reflecting on the lectures and the reading materials.
par Wylie К י•
Aug 20, 2015
My initial impressions are of astounding mediocrity. Amazes me how academic careers are made these days.
par James K W•
Sep 08, 2017
As a Vietnam Veteran, I believe war is when humankind caves in upon itself. It brings out the very worst of humanity, destruction of humanity and societies, manipulation of humankind, including minorities, women, and children for production of war resources. War shows the resilience of humankind from the worst of events, experiences and horrors.
The only good of war is the good inside mankind. War involves the destruction of humans. I believe the concept of this course is lunacy. The US Military is deterrence and preparation for war to defend America. Nevertheless, only barbarians celebrate war. James Kirk Wiggins (MSGT, USAF, RET)