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This extremely British view of the Greek Civil War is tonight’s film. The irony of the early Cold War (and really, most of the Cold War) is that the West ended up supporting the fascist-friendly forces in the postwar world because the partisans who actually fought the Nazis were mostly communists. So the British and […]

Today in Badasses

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In General
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On September 6, 2014
Manolis Glezos: Today, he is an iconic figure in Greece, a leftist who transcends ideology and a national symbol of resistance — beginning in 1941, when he and a friend, Apostolos Santas, ripped down the Nazi flag from the Acropolis, risking death as Hitler’s forces conquered Athens. That brazen act was telegraphed the world over […]

But They’re STEALTHY!

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In Robert Farley
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On October 22, 2011
From the “We are presenting a united front on Greek auster… wait, France?  What the fuck are you doing?” file: German industry and politicians have attacked a proposed French warship deal with the near-bankrupt Greek government, according to the magazine Spiegel. State-owned French naval shipyard DCNS is offering to deliver up to four new stealth […]
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