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From The Trailer Park - Silence

In the 17th century, two Jesuit missionaries (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) travel to Japan to locate their mentor (Liam Neeson) and spread Christianity, but find their faith tested as the culture clash turns hostile. Also Ciaran Hinds (Rome) and Asano Tadanobu (Thor). Directed by Martin Scorsese.

Winter is Coming: Sociology and the Next Great War

Here’s today’s ray of sunshine from the Modern War Institute . 

“Cohen said that while the election was surprising, there is ‘deeper stuff going on,’ a ‘deeper political disruption’ that is ‘breaking down’ domestic political traditions as well as strategic stability around the world. This falling apart is a ‘crisis of the liberal democratic order’ that emerged […]

60 Years: The Song Remains The Same

This is one of my favorite videos to watch around election time, a fun montage of American campaign ads going all the way back to Eisenhower. It’s interesting to see how political advertising has evolved over the years, yet retained many of the same basic messages in campaign after campaign. Make of that what […]

Monday Open Thread 

Another good book…

Sunday Open Thread 

Great book.

Mountain Man

Don “Nick” Clifford, 95, is the last living man who worked on Mount Rushmore. He was 17 years old when he joined a crew of about 400 other blue-collar workers to complete the project, which involved moving 800 million pounds of rock in total.

To mark the 75th anniversary of Rushmore’s creation, The […]

Wednesday Open Thread 

H/t Andrew Klavan

Sunday Open Thread 

Friday Open Thread

Scotland Forever! by Elizabeth Thompson, Lady Butler (1881)

depicting the start of the cavalry charge of the Royal Scots Greys who charged alongside the British heavy cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815

Thursday Open Thread

Remnants of an Army by Elizabeth Thompson, Lady Butler (1878)

portraying William Brydon arriving at the gates of Jalalabad as the only survivor of a 16,500 strong evacuation from Kabul in January 1842.