Wednesday Open Thread 

H/t Andrew Klavan

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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.

From the Trailer Park: Denial

Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

Based on a true case from UK courts in 2000.

Anti-War Is Pro-Death

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about how Knicks player Joakim Noah caught Stupid Athletic Protest fever and decided to snub the cadets at West Point as an anti-war statement. (It’s funny how the anti-war crowd, which claims to not be against the troops, keeps finding new ways to insult the troops.) Like all […]

Thursday Open Thread 

Ulysses S. Grant reading on his porch. Thought to be the last photo taken of him before his death in 1885.

From The Trailer Park - The Promise

A historical epic about the Armenian genocide and the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Stars Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jean Reno. Directed by Terry George (Hotel Rwanda).

Ty Cobb — Correcting the Record

Mark Hendrickson has a great review of the above book at the Claremont of Review of Books

“The greatness of Ty Cobb,” remarked fellow Hall of Famer and former opponent, George Sisler, “was something that had to be seen, and to see him was to remember him forever.” Similar statements have been made about […]

Friday Open Thread 

Tom Landry and Roger Staubach