Category Archives: Cold War

High and…Mighty?

  The trouble in taking the high moral ground, in being the bigger person, is quite frankly, that it sucks. The platitudes we preach to our children, that it’s important to turn the other cheek and walk away from potential … Continue reading

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Grade Inflation

    In academia there’s a term which is spoken of in hushed tones: Grade Inflation. It refers to the alleged slow, but steady, increase in grades by students across all sectors and abilities. It appears from some data as … Continue reading

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How to spot a Russian bomber

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-31537705

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Cold war haunting the Israel-Gaza conflict

  What weapons are being used in the Israel-Gaza conflict http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28245343 Israel might be a cutting edge weapons producer, but the weapons which it’s enemies deploys against it are a blast (pun unintended) from the past. This short story from … Continue reading

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Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer?

Is Afghanistan really impossible to conquer? This piece by the BBC cogently sets forth the disquieting fact that Afghanistan is a place where foreign armies come to wither and leave. The British, Soviets and now ISAF all have failed to … Continue reading

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