Something caused the anti-aircraft guns to fire in Los Angeles on February 24, 1942.
Ben Stein rejoices that neither he nor his father was at Katyn Forest.
Tim Harford comes to praise paper, barbed wire, shipping containers, barcodes, and other wonders of the modern world.
James Holmes, Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College, summarizes an important lesson of the battle like so: "A devil’s advocate is a precious commodity."
Worth remembering for decision-makers in all fields.
A bit overhyped but certainly a very interesting story, one I didn't know before.
A bit overhyped, but certainly an interesting story, one I hadn't heard before.
Chaired Harvard full professors aren't what they used to be.
Or as Jay Cost notes, "Twitter has a remarkable power to make well-credentialed people look like fools."
I know this and you probably know this, but that's only because we had decent courses in American history, the kind of courses that seem to be disappearing from our schools.
We all benefit from the ability of a political minority to stifle the will of the majority. The U.S. Constitution restricts the power of the majority because an unchecked majority can be just as threatening to liberty and justice as a dictator or tyrannical oligarchy.
Victor Davis Hanson reminds us of what the remarkable events of June 4-7, 1942 mean.