Links of the Week (as opposed to the weak link): In warning that Georgia could be a new World War I, John Zmirak at Inside Catholic writes: “With the distance of history, […]
Nota Bene #36
Scholars & Rogues’ world-famous hot links! Jeff Huber at Pen and Sword: The Russia-Georgia conflict “looks more like the relatively heroic measures Big Daddy Bush took in the first Iraq war. If […]
Impeachment? Truth and reconciliation commission? Never mind that — haul George Bush into a court of law, part 4
Vincent Bugliosi talks about prosecuting George Bush and his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee. S&R: You wrote, “I strongly believe without absolutely knowing that this man has no respect or love […]
What to do — blow myself up or study engineering at Caltech?
Sometimes the answer to a problem isn’t as hard as we think it is. In fact, it may be downright easy. But something in our makeup prevents us from either seeing or […]
Question for the Pentagon: How are nuclear weapons working out for you?
The path to peace may lie in speaking to the Pentagon on its own terms. If you aren’t a Defense Department official, a high-ranking military officer, a top academic, or employed by […]
What the rockets' red glare wrought one July 4th holiday
A 20-year anniversary slips by unnoticed. July 3 marked 20 years since the USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air Flight 655. All 290 passengers aboard, including 66 children, were killed. In the […]
PBS and NBC's symbiotic sins of omission
On Tuesday night, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Newshour with Jim Lehrer presented two telling examples of how omitting information shapes public perception with regard to civilian casualties.
Nota Bene #29 Part 1 of 2
Got hot links if you want ’em! In a post titled “Why Johnny Can’t Google,” Rafe Colbun blogs about John McCain’s indifference to computers: “It’s tempting to. . . assume that. . […]
Politicians play general, generals play politics (part 5)
In the conclusion of our series on Jeff Huber, columnist at Militar.com and author of a new novel, Bathtub Admirals, we asked him more questions on foreign policy. In a New York […]
Politicians play general, generals play politics (part 4)
Our discussion with Military.com columnist Jeff Huber, author of a new novel, Bathtub Admirals, continues. How did you score a column on Military.com? It was easy, to rob an expression from Inspector […]