From The Trailer Park - Loving

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, who in 1958 were jailed by evil, racist Democrats for their interracial marriage, and later challenged those evil, racist Democrats in court for their right to be married.

Stars Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Ruth Negga (Agents of SHIELD), Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) and Martin Csokas (Lord […]

Sunday Open Thread

Before alarm clocks were affordable, 'knocker-ups' were used to wake people early in the morning. UK, c1900 pic.twitter.com/BJgFhf9gg5

— Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) July 10, 2016

Happy Independence Day, Threedonia!

A little patriotic fun, courtesy of JibJab: the Star Spangled Banner, performed by the ex-Presidents, from Teddy Roosevelt to Bush Jr.

Or if you’re looking for something a bit more on the serious side, check out this powerful video accompanying Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag”.

Happy birthday to the greatest country on God’s […]

The Somme and Mordor

Image by Rebecca Bird

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme — a 4-month long World War 1 campaign that was meant to break the stalemate on the Western Front but after more than a million men killed came to typify the industrialized charnel house of trench warfare as well […]

Saturday Open Thread

Christmas 1916: an Australian Observation Post near Fleurbaix, on the Somme front(by William Barnes Wollen)

Friday Open Thread

L. Prang & Co. print of the painting “Hancock at Gettysburg” by Thure de Thulstrup, showing Pickett’s Charge.

On this date in 1863 the Battle of Gettysburg began.

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Tuesday Open Thread

India in World War 2

Srinath Raghavan in his New Delhi office. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

Here’s another interesting book chuck I ran across this week on India’s involvement in World War 2 and its consequences for Indian liberation following the war in 1947. From The Hindu Times (bolded are interviewer questions):

The book is called India‚Äôs war. Yet, not […]

Great Leap Forward... Into the Abyss

Frank Dikotter. Photo by Nora Tran

I meant to post this the other day but Summer session finals have taken more time to grade than planned. Be that as it may… this is an interesting look at author Frank Dikotter — Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and author of […]

Rule Britainna!

I am surprised, and pleased, by the results of the British referendum to leave the EU. I think it’s the right decision, and can’t state my reasons any better than Daniel Hammond did in his recent speech, so I won’t try.

This is significant, very, very significant for a lot of reasons. I’ll make […]