6 day blog on Hiroshima bombing which occurred today, Aug. 6th, 1945. Sixty-six years ago, at the end of July and early August, US policymakers and President Truman made fateful decisions that meant the use of two atomic bombs against Japanese citie
The Nation's Greg Mitchell has a new book out about the strange saga of color video, shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the nuclear bomb attacks, which was suppressed for nearly 40 years. You can see a couple of clips from that video in the trailer
This is also a true story, not of the current bankers who congregate in the Manhattan area and have perpetrated some of the more egregious economic crimes in history against the America People. It is an event that happened before the American RevolutRead Letter
In 1775, Great Britain was the 2nd freest nation on earth. Switzerland was probably the most free, but I would be hard-pressed to identify any other nation that was ahead of Great Britain. And in America, the colonists were by far the freest.
Why celebrate the leaving of one empire for the making of another? (6 minute video)
America celebrates Independence Day with many flags and no reflection. We refer to the day as July 4th rather than Independence Day, and rightfully so.
While there are many exceptional films available, I want to focus upon the seven key films I believe essential to understanding the Holocaust:
come from. Cyprus is possible, but it is hard to believe it was not controlled by enemies most of the time as was most other sources. Thus an overseas source could anchor a metal clad army without sitting on a mine. It is reasonable that the pala
Recently uncovered evidence suggests that William Shakespeare used marijuana, and now a team of paleontologists want to dig him up to prove it.
"After breaking my opponent Demetrius I did not kill him immediately," reads the epitaph. "Fate and the cunning treachery of the summa rudis killed me." The summa rudis is a referee, who may have had past experience as a gladiator.
Archaeological detective work has proved that every significant artifact — from swords to gold pieces to silver boot buckles to a diamond-encrusted wine glass — is dated before the 1718 wreck. That and other compelling evidence confirm that the ship.
Former State Department employee Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt reveals in this interview that she gave historian Antony C. Sutton the membership list to Skull and Bones.
Like, say, a picture of Ronald Reagan and KGB agent Vladimir Putin, posing as a tourist on the left...
The first time retired computer engineer Jack Clemens tried to build a scale model of the USS Macon, a helium-filled naval airship lost in bad weather in 1935
How does one build a dinosaur? There are plenty of spare dinosaur parts laying around our modern world from which to build a dinosaur. We just need to find the right ones.
If you are reading this, it means that you have ascended to the highest levels of government, so it's really, really important that you don't do or say anything stupid, and screw things up for the rest of us.
IT WAS a monumental project with modest beginnings: a small group of scholars and some index cards. The plan was to explore a long-dead language that would reveal an ancient world of chariots and concubines, royal decrees and diaries and omens that c
Unknown to many people, however, is that many Edison houses remain standing in towns surrounding West Orange, New Jersey, where Edison's factory was located and is now a National Historic Park.
New research identifies llama dung as the key to the success of the Incan empire before the arrival of Europeans in South America.
1873: Blue jeans assume their distinctive form when a patent is issued for the rivet process used to strengthen the pockets on what were then called “waist overalls.”
That doesn’t stop the mob from smashing windows, denting the sides of your bus and slashing tires. You duck down when someone cracks the window over your seat with a fist full of brass knuckles. This goes on for 20 minutes.
George Wilcken Romney (July 8, 1907 – July 26, 1995) was an American businessman and Republican Party politician.
Germany is famous for confronting its Nazi past. But confronting the years after the war is another matter. The latest proof comes as the country’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, refuses to declassify several thousand secret files detailing wh
...and His Own Life's Legacy as Ayn Rand's Primary Exponent -
The problem is the way the markers continue to identify them almost 60 years later: "Unknown. Moved from Nigger Hill Cemetery by U.S. Government - 1954." Now a handful of activists are trying to get the markers replaced with ones bearing what t
I peaked early. It happened in tenth-grade English in King George High, in rural King George County, Virginia, in 1962. The teacher had asked us to write the beginning of a short story, which she would read aloud...
To many in both business and government, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power is truly moved into the hands of the people.
(Part 1/3), “Baby it's Cold Outside“ / (Part 2/3), “The Phantom Victory“ / (Part 3/3), “The Shadows in the Cave”
"Late in the afternoon, a man sat down and started unwrapping a book from a big plastic sack, informing me he had a really, really old book and he thought it might be worth some money," he said. "I kinda start, oh boy, I've heard this before."