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The President is on the air

The President of our little college just released his quarterly vision statement on his YouTube channel.  Since his hiring five years ago this has been his only contact with the college community and we look to the videos for visual clues on everything from upcoming land grabs to potential new departments. 175 more words

The Republican Paper Moon

Dec. 25, 2017  By Jack Jodell (in association with the gifted writer BURR DEMING, who created and still posts regularly over at the brilliant blog site FAIR AND UNBALANCED.COM – see my Blogroll in the lower right side of this page). 532 more words


The Nazi Plan-Film and evidence

The lead U.S. prosecutor, and the driving force behind the organization of the Trial, was U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson.  During preparation for the trial, Jackson made the bold and historic decision to use film and photo evidence to convict the Nazis. 554 more words


Conflict of Doves

last saturday evening (18th november), 6.00-7.30pm, on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated from 1986 on bbc radio 4)
conflict of doves (by david buck)

“The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games was conceived by Hitler as a public display of Aryan superiority to be captured on film by Leni Riefenstahl.

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#81. Triumph of the Will (1935)

My dad is a history buff, with special interests in ancient Rome and WWII, and when, after graduating from college, I started stressing about my intellectual future, and whether I’d be able to stay curious and keep educating myself without a professor to hold my hand through the tough stuff, he told me that he gets these 800-page books about Churchill or whatever, the recovery of Berlin or the Battle of the Bulge (stuff that, to me, looks dense and intimidating), and reads each one pretty quickly because, having once upon a time trudged amateurishly through similar books, he goes into these newer volumes knowing the characters, knowing the events, and this apparently quickens his eyes’ movement over the page. 546 more words

Leni Riefenstahl by Helmut Newton

The German-born photographer took this picture in 1988 for Vanity Fair. Leni Riefenstahl was a German photographer and film director who had a strategic role during Nazism: she directed  94 more words

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