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Tag Archives: WWII

Check your expectations (1) right-wing wimps and left-wing weaponistas

There is a joke in modern American politics–the Republicans want a big defence force they don’t want to use anywhere and the Democrats want a small defence force they want to use everywhere. Implicit in the joke is that the Republicans like military spending and the Democrats don’t. Because the right is “strong” on defence […]

Apologies for absence

The combination of the Melbourne heatwave, being very busy at work (having to get up a 5.30am in the morning to beat the traffic then doing a full day’s presentation teaching takes it out of me) and an obsessive writing project have meant I have not been around much.  Apologies for that. When I have […]

Bomb Sight

An interactive map showing the location of bombs dropped on London during World War II has been created. It reveals the devastation caused by the Blitz over eight months. The year-long project, called Bomb Sight, was devised by a team from the University of Portsmouth using data from the National Archives. The website and android […]

Helen Thomas and anti-Semitism

Okay, I’ve just got to get this off my chest because it’s been bugging me for the last few days. Helen Thomas, famed White House reporter, retired suddenly after a controversial video interview on a website called RabbiLive.com, when she was asked whether she had any comments on Israel. She was reported to have said: […]