Monthly Archives: July 2017

Winning the Battle of Stalingrad with Biological Warfare

In his excellent Stalingrad book, Antony Beevor notes that the German army suffered an unusually high loss of manpower during the battle due to illnesses, with many soldiers incapacitated and cramming field hospitals for days on end. It makes sense … Continue reading

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Momento Revolucionario

Salió al malecón, medio iluminado por el amanecer, silencioso más allá del estruendo del fuerte oleaje que azotaba las rocas. Un coche derrapó por una esquina y una voz en español gritó con furia. Llegó corriendo hasta un grupo mal … Continue reading

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Rebellion or Conspiracy?

The Cold War’s Operation Splinter Factor was a properly organized conspiracy, of the more common type: an intelligence sting. As explained here, it involved the U.S. using Noel Field, a well-known Communist mole of the Alger Hiss generation, to wreak … Continue reading

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De Qué Va Slavoj Zizek, en 10 Cómodos Fascículos

Durante la reciente visita a España de Slavoj Žižek, los medios españoles convocaron a diversas personalidades para explicar a sus lectores de qué va el filósofo esloveno más famoso del mundo. En general, con muy poco éxito: uno puede entrar … Continue reading

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Dante Alighieri, Bad Propagandist (2)

I’ve been reading the French-language series of historical novels Le Rois Maudits, which is excellent (and promoted in English version by George RR Martin: “This is the original Game of Thrones!”). In the third volume, “The Poisoned Crown,” Dante Alighieri, … Continue reading

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