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AIII #12: The Congo and its Rock

The Congo and its Rock

(article picture: Sisyphus, circa 1870 by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Tate Britain, provided by the author)

Chris Davey

In the uncertainty of post-World War Two Europe, Albert Camus describes a political landscape not too different from our contemporary one where we continuously reincarnate victims and executioners. 1,033 more words

War And Peace

Two Patches of Resonance

And Prince Andrew, crossing his arms behind him, long paced the room, now frowning, now smiling, as he reflected on those irrational, inexpressible thoughts, secret as a crime, which altered his whole like and were connected with Pierre, with fame, with the girl at the window, the oak, and woman’s beauty and love.

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Musings

W. J. Astore: The United States of Militarism

A century ago, the USA was a dynamic, forward-looking, freedom-espousing country that was focused on science and technology and its practical applications, as represented by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. 622 more words

US Military

John Howard's birthday – what I admire most about him

What I admire most about John Howard was his decision to intervene in East Timor to stop massacres, which were a by-product of succession struggles within… 300 more words

Economic History

Audio-Books vs Books

Hi all.

I’ve been listening to audio-books on and off, for about five years.I started in high school, while driving my sister and me to school. 598 more words

Books

AIII #11: La RDC piégée depuis vingt ans : 1994-2014

La RDC piégée depuis vingt ans : 1994-2014

Jules Ziringabo

Depuis l’assassinat du Président Rwandais Juvénal Habyarimana le 6 avril 1994, la RDC en général et les Kivus particulièrement, payent le prix de l’amitié Habyarimana-Mobutu par une chaîne infernale des malheurs loin d’être oubliés par les générations du 21ième siècle. 946 more words

War And Peace