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Downfall: Apologia?

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On December 6, 2008
Does anyone out there interpret Downfall in the same way as Ron Rosenbaum? This has always been my problem with films like the German-made Downfall, which while initially being taken seriously by many, many film critics has found its true level as a YouTube camp joke. Downfall purports to offer the “inside story” of the […]

Thank You, Arminius

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On September 4, 2008

It turns out that the decisive victory of Arminius over three Roman Legions at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest may still be yielding benefits: The spread of the Roman Empire through Europe could help e

One Other Reason the Germany Analogy is Stupid…

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On June 29, 2008
The conquest of Germany and Japan was not, in the largest sense, motivated by the belief that the German and Japanese people needed to be liberated from tyranny. We were happy enough to “liberate” them, but surely the Soviet Union was far more tyrannical than either in a domestic sense. Rather, Germany and Japan were […]

V-2

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On February 16, 2008

Brad has a good post on the Freeman Dyson review of Michael Neufeld’s new biography of Werner Von Braun. Essentially, Dyson makes the argument that the V-2 was a poor allocation of scarce defens

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