Category Archives: History

HARPER: HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?

One of the strategic initiatives that the Biden Administration may be getting right is the diplomatic dialogue with Russia. From the very outset of the new administration, the US has pursued some low-hanging fruit, like the early extension of the … Continue reading

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Posted in China, History, Russia | 52 Comments

” … now doubt his honesty, empathy and leadership.”

“Americans are catching onto President Joe Biden; they are beginning to see what Democrats, along with CNN and MSNBC, et al, so successfully hid from them during last year’s presidential election campaign.  Voters are discovering that they elected a shell of … Continue reading

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Posted in government, History, Politics, Russia | 8 Comments

Calhoun vs. Jackson re-dux?

“The Biden administration sued Texas Friday in an effort to block an executive order allowing state troopers to stop vehicles suspected of carrying illegal immigrants on the grounds that they may be spreading COVID-19. The lawsuit follows a letter from Attorney General Merrick Garland … Continue reading

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Posted in government, History, Politics | 10 Comments

Saving the Byzantine Pompeii of Thessaloníki

The following article by Alexis Georgoulis from Euronews reviews the dangers to the Late Roman and Early Byzantine (4th~9th Centuries AD) remains that were discovered in construction of the Venizelos metro station at Thessaloniki’s urban center. These are highly extensive … Continue reading

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Posted in Current Affairs, Fine Art, History, Policy, Politics, Willett | 14 Comments

Save our comrades, and their families, please, please.

“The first group of translators and interpreters who helped US soldiers and diplomats in Afghanistan arrived in the US on Friday, even as thousands more wait in Afghanistan in increasing fear of Taliban reprisals.The first group of approved Afghan applicants for a … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns, History | 7 Comments

“… General Lee ain’t descended from no monkey.”

“Just 7% of our genome is uniquely shared with other humans, and not shared by other early ancestors, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances. “That’s a pretty small percentage,” said Nathan Schaefer, a University of … Continue reading

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Posted in Books, History, Science, WBS | 54 Comments

big capital + revolutionary party = fascism

 “More than 150 companies including Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N) and PepsiCo (PEP.O) urged U.S. lawmakers to introduce and pass a voting reform act in a letter signed on Wednesday, as other efforts have stalled in Congress. The companies called on lawmakers … Continue reading

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Posted in Current Affairs, government, History | 30 Comments

This is the Price They Paid

What happened to the signers? Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked … Continue reading

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The charge of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment on 2 July 1863 – TTG

This action has been largely overlooked in most accounts of the Battle of Gettysburg. It is certainly drowned out by the ubiquitous accounts of the 20th Maine and Picketts Charge. As I recall, the charge of the already depleted 1st … Continue reading

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Posted in History, TTG, WBS | 12 Comments

The British Army? Or the palace guard plus toys?

““We came to realise that the main priority was to build up the Afghan security forces so they could independently manage their own insurgency.” “We have taken the lessons of how to create local indigenous forces and to harness  them … Continue reading

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Posted in Afghanistan, History, Middle East, The Military Art | 8 Comments