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Freshmen

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On August 27, 2013
Freshmen in the 15th century had it rough: “Statute Forbidding Any One to Annoy or Unduly Injure the Freshmen. Each and every one attached to this university is forbidden to offend with insult, torment, harass, drench with water or urine, throw on or defile with dust or any filth, mock by whistling, cry at them […]

East German Westerns

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On June 3, 2011
In the comments to yesterday’s post on German Civil War reenactors, people mentioned Germans’ love of westerns. This reminded of the remarkable box set released by First Run Features a few years of East German westerns from the 1960s. While I’d be hard pressed to call them good, they are pretty interesting. They are pure […]

Valkyrie

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In Robert Farley
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On July 2, 2010
I finally watched Valkyrie this week, and I ended up liking it a lot more than I expected. Unlike many critics, I thought that Cruise did a solid job as Stauffenberg; within the parameters of the film it’s an uncomplicated role, and Cruise played it in an uncomplicated fashion. Stauffenberg’s primary role within the coup […]
To be a bit more sympathetic than Yglesias, I think that Krugman’s argument on Poland might most profitably be put into this form: A Poland with sensible institutions wouldn’t have suffered from the dilemma of being stuck between Russia and Prussia; rather, Russia and Germany might have been at the mercy of Poland. It was […]
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