Category Archives: History

Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: More here.

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Our Favorite Things in 2016

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Aging crank that I am, like the others in this group I gave up following whatever’s current a long time ago. Why bother when 90% will be forgotten in a few years anyway? So, as my selections show, … Continue reading

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Monsters of Depravity

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: [A] political chain reaction was set in motion by the French Revolution. Deprived of the services of the professional army officered by aristocrats of the Monarchy, the revolutionary government had recourse to a levée en masse … Continue reading

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Ideologies Are Bullshit. All of Them.

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Genesis of a Scoffer My ongoing journey to uncover the truth of everything — and maybe hook up with the occasional pretty lady along the way — has been a long one. I started as your typical lefty, if always … Continue reading

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“Barbarian Empires of the Steppes”

Paleo Retiree writes: Along with Blowhard, Esq. and Fabrizio del Wrongo, I’m a big fan of Kenneth Harl, a Tulane professor who has done numerous lecture series about early and medieval history for The Great Courses. He’s smart, he’s fast, … Continue reading

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Art Du Jour (Anzac Day 2016 Edition)

Eddie Pensier writes: Horace Moore-Jones, Simpson And His Donkey (1918) Related Previous ANZAC-themed AdJ here, and here.

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The French Are an Ancient and Opulent People

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I. Germany (says the Greek Chalcondyles) is of ample latitude from Vienna to the ocean; and it stretches (a strange geography) from Prague in Bohemia to the River Tartessus, and the Pyrenæan Mountains. The soil, except in … Continue reading

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