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The Pinnacle of Manliness

Originally posted on Russia Without BS:
I originally was going to write this as a sort of palate cleanser before returning to the usual topic of Russia’s wacky adventures in fantasy land, but to be honest I’m thinking I’d rather be writing stuff like this than covering Russia and Ukraine. I’ll address why in a…

Trump’s True Believers: Why Removing Trump Will be Harder than it Seems

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World, For those rejoicing in the continued revelations of President Trump’s malfeasance and incompetence hoping that this will soon trigger his removal either by impeachment or the use of the 25th Amendment be assured that unless something…

A Man’s Got to Know His Limitations: Reflections on the Ignorance and Incompetence of the President and his Enablers

Originally posted on Padre Steve's World…Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland:
Friends of Padre Steve’s World, Our President is a businessman, a man who claims all sorts of achievements but never owns up to his repeated failures, whether they be business, moral, personal, or now his often demonstrated gross incompetence as President.…

How Experience in WWI brought the U.S. Army to Victory in WWII

Originally posted on The Angry Staff Officer:
We’re in the early months of the centennial of U.S. participation in World War I, the so-called, “War to end all wars.” With the vantage of 20/20 hindsight, we now know that rather than “making the world safe for democracy,” as Woodrow Wilson hoped, World War I instead…

Diminishing Returns

Originally posted on Russia Without BS:
I was on vacation recently and thus unable to report on the biggest non-Trump news of the past week, that being Macron’s victory over Le Pen in the French elections. Partisans of “the liberal order,” or as I like to call it “the liberal order that feels denying outright…

Urban Space and Foreign Culture in Eccentric Family 2

Originally posted on Ideas Without End:
The Glover House, Nagasaki. Image is Public Domain The returning native as a disruptive presence in a traditional society is the focus of Eccentric Family 2; it brings with it ideas of modernisation and a hermetic society being opened up to foreign influence. Tenmaya, the man who beat the…

Asking questions of speakers: top tips

Originally posted on the many-headed monster:
Laura Sangha Presentation ‘season’ has just begun at my University, where group and individual talks are part of the assessment for modules at every undergraduate level. Public speaking is apparently once of the most feared aspects of modern life, yet it is also a skill that students may well…