Tag: Cold War

  • Hubris

    In 1809, Napoleon’s troops surrounded Vienna, bombarded the city for 24 hours or so, until it surrendered. By then, the local aristocracy, of which there was more than enough to go around, had long driven off in their splendid equipages to go and visit aristocratic relatives in other duchies, princedoms and kingdoms, whereas the dismayed…

  • Let us behave as mature human beings

    The title of this post is long, but I shall make up for that with a body text that is commensurately brief. I put to you that almost all human beings want: enough to eat three times a day a bed to sleep in (without bedbugs) do not want: to fear for their children to…

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