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Wilt and Wither

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: There are certain objects, to which politicians show a marked partiality, which can be classified as bad ones, to be avoided on all occasions. They include political actions such as freedom, justice and democracy; or, to … Continue reading

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There Would Be No More Deserters from St. Elmo

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “No war is more cruel and bloody than siege warfare. . . .” The truth of this statement was to be proved over and over again during the next few months. The Turks were now so … 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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Bronze Is Not the Most Durable of Monuments

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Near three months, without excepting the holy season of Lent, were consumed in skirmishes and preparations, before the Latins were ready or resolved for a general assault. The land fortifications had been found impregnable; and the … Continue reading

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Notes on “Beasts of No Nation”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Writer-director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” is the most viscerally affecting war movie in recent memory. Based on a novel by Uzodinma Iweala, which I haven’t read, it focuses on guerrilla warfare in an … Continue reading

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And Myself Last of All

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The old man stretching his hands out called pitifully to him: ‘Hektor, beloved child, do not wait the attack of this man alone, away from the others. You might encounter your destiny beaten down by Peleion, … Continue reading

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I Beyond Others

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Then in turn the hard-working housekeeper gave him an answer: ‘Hektor, since you have urged me to tell you the truth, she is not with any of the sisters of her lord or the wives of … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Against war one can say: It makes the victor stupid, the vanquished malignant. In favor of war: Through both of these effects it barbarizes and thereby makes more natural; it is a sleep for culture, and man emerges … Continue reading

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Reckless and Inspired: An Interview With Jonathan Hastings About His Brother, the Journalist Michael Hastings

Paleo Retiree writes: On June 18, 2013 The Question Lady and I learned that a friend of ours had died in Los Angeles in a very peculiar car crash. His name was Michael Hastings, and he’d been a celebrated war … Continue reading

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