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Category Archives: Alexander the Great

Cable Wars

Ben loves war documentaries especially those with Alexander riding Bucephalus into hostile flanks, and Washington rousing frozen untrained troops, and photogenic Grant and Lee posing before ordering slaughter of several hundred thousand young men, and grainy Great War footage showing death in fetid trenches, and better films of proud performers Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Roosevelt, and […]

Also posted in Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Robert E. Lee, Short Pieces - GTC, Television, Ulysses S. Grant, War

Muammar Gaddafi Vows No Mercy

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Algeria, Libya, Middle East, Muammar Gaddafi, United Nations, Vietnam

I Am MacArthur

This story is from the collection “The Bold Investor” <

Also posted in Asia, Australia, China, Dean Acheson, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Japan, John Barrymore, Korea, Korean War, Napoleon, Nuclear Weapons, Pearl Harbor, Philippines, Short Stories - GTC, The Bold Investor, West Point, World War I, World War II

Historian Presents the Statistics of War

I bumbled by that smoking, manure-laden vehicle that didn’t explode in New York City last week and felt foolish I wasn’t the one who detected it and that I should have since I’ve spent my career analyzing wars but concede I’m only a historian, hiding in academia, who would’ve cringed at the sound of real […]

Also posted in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Iraq, Taliban, War, World War I, World War II

President Obama Writes to Rich Lowry

This story is from the collection “Obama on Edge”

Also posted in Barack Obama, Conservatives, Magazines, Media, Otto von Bismarck, Republicans, Rich Lowry, Short Pieces - GTC