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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 20th July, 1941 : Stalin is named People’s Commissar for defence. British aircraft bomb … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 13th February, 1945 : The Big Three – Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin – last night announced decisions of far-reaching importance to the future of the world. They have agreed on how Germany will be … Continue reading

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Streicher’s pupils

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Not many people remember Nazi Party comrade Julius Streicher and his infamous and notorious newspaper Der Stürmer. The truth to tell I don’t remember him either – he was hanged after the first … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th February, 1950 : Russia and China, the two great Communist nations, today announced they had formed a common, united front against the world. After three months of negotiations Stalin and Mao Tse-tung concluded … Continue reading

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november memories / 30

  NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 30th November, 1978 : In what may be the modern world’s largest instance of mass suicide, some 913 members of an American religious cult, the People’s Temple, have been found dead, deep in … Continue reading

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What is a Dictator?

  By Robert D. Kaplan What is a dictator, or an authoritarian? I’ll bet you think you know. But perhaps you don’t. Sure, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong were dictators. So were Saddam Hussein and both Hafez and … Continue reading

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february / 13

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 13th February, 1940 : The biggest battle of the Winter War is ragging today along the Mannerheim Line, with the Russians flinging six divisions, about 100,000 men, supported by several hundred tanks, into the … Continue reading

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Rudd Redux?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger This sad case keeps himself in the public eye only thanks to his wife’s financial support and his friends and “friends” in media. If not for them, the wiser public would say “good … Continue reading

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Double standard

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger It is surprising that some normal people and many Australian journalists consider the latest hysterics of the Australian Labor Party (and in particular of its disciplined coven) in the slimy Slipper saga surprising. … Continue reading

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Kupředu levá

 Pavel Jacko  Že se málokdo pozastaví nad tím, jak Robespierre, Lenin, Hitler, Mao, Whitlam, Pol Pot, Gillard, Obama a jiní méně známí pokrokáři nikdy nechtěli a ti žijící stále nechtějí, abychom se ohlédli zpět, na to, co bylo předtím, a … Continue reading

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Katjusha

  Ludwig von Gress  War songs bring out memories, especially the eastern front songs. Katyusha, Katjusha or Катю́ша was composed in 1938 and became the Red Army soldiers favourite song after June 1941 when Hitler somewhat rudely terminated USSR-Nazi Germany … Continue reading

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june memories / 09

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 9th June, 1927 : Anglo-Soviet relations took another turn for the worse today as the Russians executed 20 alleged spies and accused Britain of paying for their “subversive activities”, including the assassination two days … Continue reading

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Subbotniki, saturnalia and U-238

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger In April totalitarian regimes both past and aspiring have significant days. Though very few neo-nazis celebrate Hitler’s birthday on 20th April the followers of Lenin renamed, for the time being, 22nd April the … Continue reading

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april memories / 06

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 6th April, 1951 : Judge Irving R Kaufman yesterday condemned Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to the electric chair and told them their crime was “worse than murder”. They still protest their innocence. The death … Continue reading

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Mona Julia

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger   If  Spanish discovered a new Mona Lisa, why cannot we have an Australian one? The artists, that is artists in the definition of Joseph Goebbels, Joseph Stalin and recently Geoffrey Rush, are … Continue reading

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Batushka Putin

Paul Jacko History never repeats itself exactly, so is there anything one can learn from the two Nothing New Under the Sun (Almost) items on the Fog of Chaos on the 27th and 3oth December respectively? I think so, especially … Continue reading

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december memories / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd December, 1953 : It Russia’s former security police boss, Lavrenti Beria, has been executed, following a secret trial on charges of plotting to seize power and of being a Western agent. Six senior … Continue reading

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november memories / 14

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th November, 1927 : From Joseph Stalin has routed his political opposition and expelled Leon Trotsky and Grigori Zinoviev from the Soviet Communist Party. Trotsky, a close colleague of Lenin during the Bolshevik revolution … Continue reading

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Comradeship

…from the quill of Antisthenes   The woman either does not know the history of her side of the politics, or alternatively, she is exceedingly brave. She could be, after all she is nee Koukouvakis. Hopefully, for her own sake … Continue reading

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25/remember

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 25th August, 1936 : After an extraordinary five-day show trial in Moscow, a Soviet firing squad today executed 16 of Stalin’s opponents including two of his former allies – Grigori Zinoviev and Lev Kamenev. … Continue reading

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