Dead Wild Roses: Now That…that is a Catch-22 – Belarus 1942

If you have not picked up or borrowed Blood Lands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder yet, I suggest you do so.  It is a shockingly candid dissertation on what happened to the people on the Eastern Front between Stalin and Hitler.  I quote from that text:    “Partisan operations, effective as they ...

Dead Wild Roses: Now That…that is a Catch-22 – Belarus 1942

If you have not picked up or borrowed Blood Lands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder yet, I suggest you do so.  It is a shockingly candid dissertation on what happened to the people on the Eastern Front between Stalin and Hitler.  I quote from that text:    “Partisan operations, effective as they ...

The Disaffected Lib: CCCP, Meet CPC3

For years I’ve been pointing out that Stephen Joseph Harper has certain instincts reminiscent of Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin.   The way Comrade Steve “reformed” the Prime Minister’s Office was a dead giveaway.  His appointment of political commissars to disrupt public access to the civil and armed services was a masterful coup, entirely Stalinist.   Henceforth his political ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: The League of Peculiar Gentlemen: The Brits

Though not as well-known as other Leagues composed of remarkable individuals, the League of Peculiar Gentlemen (LOPG) is none-the-less, an astonishing story of sacrifice, heroism, and strapping things over your face. The first iteration of the LOPG featured six members … Continue reading →