Posts from the ‘History’ category

YouTube, Nazis and Hate Speech

ZDNet reports that YouTube faces criticism and possible legal action for hosting anti-semitic videos: The videos hosted on YouTube include clips of a 1940 anti-Semitic propaganda…

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Understanding the Six-Day War

To understand the last forty years in the Middle East, you need to understand the Six-Day War of 1967. That’s one of the messages of a…

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Faith, Hope, Charity and Fortress Malta

On June 10, 1940, Italy declared war on Britain. On the following morning, Italian bombers attacked Malta (then a British colony). Lonely Planet Malta picks up…

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The Citadel and a Laundry Line

This morning we went into Gozo’s main city of Rabat and paid our first visit to the citadel, which has been a fortress of one kind…

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Herodotus on The Wacky Tabacky

Because I’m living in his neck of the woods (more or less), I’ve been reading some of The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus. Today I ran…

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Own a Little Chunk of Lansdowne Road

Dublin’s Landsdowne Road is the oldest rugby ground in the world that hosts international matches. They also have international soccer/football matches there–I saw Ireland beat Russia…

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Odd Photos From the Past Week

Over the past week or so, I’ve taken a few random photos which each merited commentary, if not their own blog post. In all cases, click…

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Bill Shakespeare’s Twitterscape

The tech world is all excited about Twitter. I’ve managed to avoid the rage thus far, and am not very interested in hopping on board this particular…

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