I read Max Hastings’ book The Korean War many years ago, so I was confident that All Hell Let Loose would be a good read about the Second World War. 167 more words
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German director Volker Schlondorff has a knack for pragmatism; Coup de Grâce is an unforgettable Schlondorff‘s masterwork recreating almost forgotten slices of history. This movie was made in 1976, was adapted from the novel by the same name by the French author Marguerite Yourcenar. 1,136 more words
I read the news again today and o boy it was a depressing collection of examples of humanity’s inhumanity towards humanity. I know that news reports tend to concentrate on the worst aspects of human behaviour, but today’s news seemed to go beyond a mere concentration; it was as though humanity had invented new ways to create suffering, all in the pursuit not of happiness but of greed.
By invading Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin may have succeeded in resolving the debate in the U.S. about whether or not we should export natural gas and crude oil.
The neighborhood down Drowens Street was silent that evening. Silhouettes moved solemnly across the lights that shown through the windows of warm living rooms. Several sat around dining tables behind drawn drapes, eating home-made meals and stilted conversation. 1,941 more words