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Winston Churchill Praises the Virtue of “Brevity” in Memos to His Staff: Concise Writing Leads to Clearer Thinking

George Orwell and Winston Churchill didn’t agree on much. For example, while Orwell wrote with deep sympathy about coal miners in The Road to Wigan Pier, Churchill, as home secretary, brutally crushed a miner’s strike in Wales. Orwell’s early years as “an apparatchik in the last days of the empire… left him with a hatred of authority and imperialism,” writes Richard Eilers. Churchill was a committed imperialist all his life, instrumental in prolonging a famine in British India that killed “at l...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, UK, Writing, Wales, College, Nazis, India, George Orwell, Winston Churchill, Times, Orwell, Churchill, Cormac Mccarthy, Kurt Vonnegut


A quick trek to ancient Egypt during lockdown

Well, the pharaonic Voortrekker Monument to be precise for John Davenport The post A quick trek to ancient Egypt during lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Nazis, History, Architecture, Egypt, Adolf Hitler, Openaccess, Apartheid, Nationalism, John Davenport, Boers, South Africa (country, Ethnonationalism, Statutes, Voortrekker Monument


12 True Stories to Read This Month

Although I seem to be lost in a sea of speculative fiction and mysteries/thrillers during these trying times, I haven’t forgotten that I normally love nonfiction. In fact, I’ve already finished one of the books on this list and have another one in my queue. If you can’t quite face true stories right now, jot down the titles that call to you and save them for brighter days. Most of the following books are coming out this month, but please double-check because publishing dates are unreliab...
Tags: Books, Germany, Nazis, Africa, Columbia University, Macmillan, Blackstone, Vikings, Random House, Grand Canyon, Tijuana, Diane, Roosevelt, Allison, Theodore Roosevelt, Fred Sanders


The Great Captain Planet/Hitler Face-off of 1995

The cartoons of the 1980s produced some of the most iconic villains of all time: Skeletor. Cobra Commander. Megatron. Shredder. How could a less-intriguing ‘90s cartoon like Captain Planet and the Planeteers ever hope to create bad guys so memorable, so significant as to compare with these pillars of animated evil?…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nazis, Animation, World War Ii, Nuclear Weapons, Environmentalism, Tbs, Hitler, Captain Planet, Worst Episode Ever


Where Are The Thousands Of Musical Instruments Looted By The Nazis?

There has been a lot of research into the Nazis’ plunder of Jewish-owned artwork in Europe during World War II, though far less attention has been paid to the looting of instruments. But a number of scholars have been focused on bringing this facet of Nazi crimes to light. – NPR
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Nazis, 07.29.20


The Nazi Hunter Taking On Mark Zuckerberg

For the past six decades, Serge Klarsfeld has dedicated his life to hunting down Nazis and bringing them to justice. There was Klaus Barbie, the infamous “Butcher of Lyon,” whom Klarsfeld and his wife, Beate, tracked down in Peru; René Bousquet, who ordered thousands of Jews to their deaths in the Vel’ d’Hiv’ Roundup; and Paul Touvier, who was apprehended at a priory in Nice and became the first Vichy official to be convicted of crimes against humanity for Holocaust collaboration. Now, he’s sett...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Nazis, America, United States, Peru, Nice, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Lyon, Diddy, Zuckerberg, Nick Cannon, Auschwitz, Arno


Trump Doubles Down on Demon Sperm Doc

The President of the United States doubled down on his support of a doctors “summit” peddling the debunked COVID-19 drug hydroxychloroquine—just as social media companies crack down on the viral coronavirus disinformation that came out of the event. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube removed a viral video of the event which had garnered millions of views after President Trump and others retweeted the clip. SquareSpace also suspended the website for America’s Frontline Doctors, which put on the event...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, News, Youtube, Stanford, Nazis, America, Gold, United States, Fda, Hitler, The Daily Beast, Squarespace, Trump, Mike Pence, Breitbart


Couple wearing swastika face masks insist they aren't Nazis as Walmart bans them

A couple in Minnesota wore swastika masks while shopping at a Walmart, but claimed they were not Nazis and that – despite wearing the symbol of the Nazis on their faces – it was their political enemies who were the fascists.According to The Washington Post, the incident was captured on video by Raphaela Mueller, a 24-year-old woman who was born and raised in Germany.
Tags: News, Minnesota, Nazis, Walmart, The Washington Post, Raphaela Mueller


A Renaissance masterpiece, Nazi looters, a double murder … and a happy ending

His grandparents had to sell their paintings for a pittance – and then were killed. Simon Goodman on why the recovery of one means so muchA masterpiece by the Italian Renaissance artist Paolo Uccello, which disappeared after the Nazis forced its owner to sell it for a pittance before sending him and his wife to their deaths, is to be sold this week after its current owners discovered its shocking past.The painting, Battle on the Banks of a River, had belonged to Friedrich “Fritz” Gutmann, who wa...
Tags: Art, Nazis, Painting, UK News, Art and design, Holocaust, Second world war, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, Louise, Theresienstadt, Paolo Uccello, Simon Goodman, Auschwitz Continue, Friedrich `` Fritz '' Gutmann


Walmart racists shop in Nazi swastika masks

Racist couple in Marshall, MN wearing swastikas on their mask at Walmart pic.twitter.com/sBgHr6ILC0 — Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 25, 2020 It's one step forward and two steps back at the Walmart in Marshall, Minnesota, which enforced the state's new mask mandate but evidently didn't care what's on the masks. As one commenter put it: "If I wear a hoodie into one of stores your security follows me but you are good with this?"
Tags: Post, News, Nazis, Walmart, Rona, Marshall Minnesota


Graffiti on Canadian memorial to former Nazi troops called a hate crime; police later apologize

David Doel of The Rational National shares the story of a recent Canadian "hate crime" that involved vandalism of a Toronto-area war monument to the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician). The cenotaph was spray-painted with the phrase "Nazi War Memorial." Per the CBC, the cops later walked back the hate crime part: On Friday, Halton police walked back their original statement and apologized, saying the "initial information" indicated that the group being targete...
Tags: Video, News, Nazis, Toronto, Canada, Hate Crime, Cbc, Mistakes Were Made, Vandalism, Halton, David Doel, Halton Regional Police Service


Production Begins on Tom Holland’s Uncharted Film!

Production begins on Tom Holland’s Uncharted film! After going through a lot of major setbacks during its pre-production stage, production on Sony Pictures’ long-forthcoming film adaptation of Uncharted is finally taking off with MCU alum Tom Holland taking to Instagram to confirm that filming has begun on the long-in development project. This revelation comes four months after the studio decided to shut down the production on the film’s first day of filming in Berlin. In addition to this go...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Nazis, Berlin, Mark Wahlberg, Sony, Drake, Sony Pictures, Antonio Banderas, Marvel Studios, Grey, Dan Trachtenberg, Joshua, Russell, Francis Drake, Zombieland


Former KKK Leader David Duke Endorses Trump on Twitter, Wants Tucker Carlson For VP

David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, endorsed President Donald Trump yesterday on Twitter and even tweeted a suggestion about a new running mate for the U.S. president: Tucker Carlson. Why is David Duke still allowed to be on Twitter while other white supremacists are getting booted in droves?…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Youtube, Nazis, Social Media, Racism, Kkk, Fox News, Tammy Duckworth, Donald Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Tucker Carlson, David Duke, Anti Semitism


'They scavenged scraps': the Britons rounded up by the Nazis in occupied France

Descendants of the 3,000 British internees and their families recount one of the war’s forgotten episodesThe soldiers and gendarmes came early – so early that some of the people they took were still wearing pyjamas. In the first days of July 1940, barely a week after the armistice, few had been expecting the first Nazi roundup of enemy aliens on French soil.Aided by lists dutifully drawn up by French mayors, the occupying Germans seized 1,648 men in the départements of the Nord and the Pas de Ca...
Tags: Europe, France, Nazis, UK News, World news, Second world war, Pas de Calais


Tom Hanks takes on the Nazis in 'Greyhound'

Star is winning and earnest as a naval officer dodging German U-boats in the Atlantic in early 1942          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Nazis, Religion, Tom Hanks, Atlantic, Usa Today


The Quarantine Stream: ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ is a Beautiful Countryside Romance with a Tinge of Sadness

The Movie: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: A London author (Lily James from Cinderella and Baby Driver) receives a letter from a quiet, hunky, mysterious man (Michiel Huisman, AKA Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones) who lives on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel. He’s a part of a literary society with a fascinating origin story, and the writer eventually travels there to meet the group in person, only to realize their st...
Tags: London, Movies, Nazis, Time, Disney, Features, Netflix, Harry Potter, Tom Courtenay, James, Guernsey, Lily James, Schindler, Persia, Charm City, Newell


PR: Announcing Dead Reckoning Fall 2020 Titles

Dead Reckoning announces three new graphic novels in Fall 2020 . FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Great Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century: Tsushima, Jutland, Midway By Jean-Yves Delitte and Giuseppe Baiguera In the history of civilizations, sea power has always played a preponderant role. This symbol of a nation’s scientific and military genius has very often been the deciding factor during major conflicts, putting the names of several clashe...
Tags: Comics, Movies, Navy, France, Nazis, Spain, Atlas, Netflix, World War Ii, Marvel Comics, Jack Kirby, Pedro, Michael, Concentration Camp, Colombo, Mauthausen


Newspaper owner: Sorry for equating mask rule to Holocaust

A Kansas county Republican Party chairman who owns a weekly newspaper apologized Sunday for a cartoon posted on the paper's Facebook page that equated the Democratic governor's coronavirus-inspired order for people to wear masks in public with the mass murder of Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Dane Hicks, owner and publisher of The Anderson County Review, said in a statement on Facebook that he was removing the cartoon after “some heartfelt and educational conversations with Jewish lead...
Tags: Facebook, News, Nazis, Kansas, Republican Party, Dane Hicks, The Anderson County Review


I need to "live-blog" my reading of Trump's 4th of July speech.

Here's the transcript from what was called the “Salute to America” at the White House yesterday. As I said in the previous post, I think Trump went big introducing a strong campaign theme this weekend, setting himself up in opposition to the protesters who've been ripping down statues, and I looked at Biden's 4th-of-July speech — speechlet — and judged it to be smack dab in the middle of a continuum that runs from Trump to the statue topplers.Yesterday, I "live-blogged" my reading of Trump's Jul...
Tags: Usa, Law, White House, Nazis, America, Joe Biden, History, United States, Amelia Earhart, Sculpture, Biden, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Columbus, Trump, Disney World


Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks’ Timeless Comedy Sketch: The 2000-Year-Old-Man

I read the obits. If I’m not in it I’ll have breakfast. —Carl Reiner Up until this week week, it seemed as if Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner could keep their 2000-Year-Old Man routine going forever. The premise was simple—Reiner as the serious minded announcer, interviewing Brooks as an elder with a Middle European Yiddish accent about some of the historic moments, trends, and celebrities he’d had personal contact with over the years. The idea originated with Reiner, who, as a young staff wr...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Television, College, Nazis, Brooklyn, Broadway, Jesus, Steve Martin, Adolf Hitler, Judd Apatow, Mel Brooks, Second City, Mel, Dick Van Dyke, Joe


Justices grant new cases, send Indiana abortion cases back for a new look

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference yesterday. The justices granted five new cases, for a total of four additional hours of argument. The biggest news from the order list was the announcement (which I covered in a separate post) that the court will weigh in on whether the Department of Justice must disclose secret materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to the House Judiciary Committee. The remaining new cases, which are likely...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Planned Parenthood, Kentucky, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, City, Indiana, Hungary, United States, Mali


How Two Teenage Dutch Sisters Ended Up Joining the Resistance and Assassinating Nazis During World War II

Germany invaded the Netherlands in 1940 and quickly overpowered the country’s small forces. Nazis arrested and deported Jews, created forced labor, strictly rationed food, and banned all non-Nazi organizations. “Almost every Dutch person was affected by the consequences of the occupation,” the Verzets Resistance Museum writes. “The choices and dilemmas facing the population became more far reaching.” Often those choices were stark: Collaborate and live? Or resist and willingly put onesel...
Tags: Google, Europe, College, Germany, Nazis, History, Netherlands, Albert Camus, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Freddie, Haarlem, Rossen, Durham NC Follow, Hannie, Truus


Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month, July 2020: Final Transgression by Harriet Welty Rochefort

I am happy to have the new book Final Transgression: One Woman’s Tragic Destiny in War-torn France by Harriet Welty Rochefort as my selection this month. Ever since I heard about the book a few months ago, I’ve been patiently waiting for it to arrive.   Here’s a synopsis:   Spring 1944: Betrayed by her collaborationist husband, Séverine Sevanot travels from Paris to her beloved hometown in southwest France. Séverine’s friends and family have urged her not to go: the region is a tinder...
Tags: Travel, France, Nazis, Paris, Caroline, Richard Nahem, Severine, Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month, Harriet Welty Rochefort, Séverine Sevanot, France Séverine, Caroline Aubry Séverine


Trump tweets 14 white supremacist words

“This is a battle to save the Heritage, History, and Greatness of our Country! #MAGA2020” —Donald J. Trump, on June 30, 2020. Donald Trump just tweeted a 14 word message that echoes the popular white supremacist slogan known as The 14 Words: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children." This is a battle to save the Heritage, History, and Greatness of our Country! #MAGA2020 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2020
Tags: Post, News, Nazis, Racism, Donald Trump, White Supremacy, Donald J Trump, 14 Words, Heritage History


Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im Juli freuen

Sommer hin oder her: Es gibt Tage, an denen hast du einfach keine Lust, rauszugehen. Und das ist auch überhaupt nicht schlimm. Denn wenn du mal einen kompletten Samstag auf dem Sofa verbracht hast, schätzt du die frische Luft und ein bisschen Bewegung am Sonntag sicher umso mehr. Abgesehen davon ist die Wetterlage aktuell ja eh ziemlich wechselhaft und da ist es nie verkehrt, einen Plan B für die Freizeitplanung zu haben – nur für den Fall, dass der BBQ-Abend buchstäblich ins Wasser fällt. Und d...
Tags: Hong Kong, Chuck, Fashion, Music, Japan, Hbo, New York, Salma Hayek, California, Mexico, Boston, Nazis, Iraq, Russia, Berlin, India


What did Hannah Arendt really mean by the banality of evil?

Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for The New Yorker in 1961 on the war crimes trial of Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi operative responsible for organising the transportation of millions of Jews and others to various concentration camps in support of the Nazi's Final Solution.Arendt found Eichmann an ordinary, rather bland, bureaucrat, who in her words, was 'neither perverted nor sadistic', but 'terrif...
Tags: Politics, Crime, Nazis, Israel, Evil, Jerusalem, Innovation, Philosophy, Violence, Nazi, Morality, Albert Camus, Jekyll, Hyde, Plato, Wolfe


Facebook will label hateful content by politicians; MediaNama’s take

Facebook will finally start labelling content from politicians that, despite being newsworthy, violates it content policies, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday in a Facebook Live session. Content that may lead to violence or suppresses voting, even it is by politicians, will be removed by Facebook. This announcement came almost a month after Twitter and Facebook chalked out drastically different policies on how to deal with hate speech by politicians, including US President Donald Trump. On...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Minneapolis, Nazis, India, Advertising, BJP, US, Unilever, Hate Speech, Delhi, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to Netflix in July 2020

July is about to arrive, and our short window of going outside looks like it will close again. So head back inside and stream more movies. Netflix is already prepared for that event, adding plenty of new titles for the upcoming month. These are best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in July 2020. Airplane! A goofy satire chock full of quotable one-liners, Airplane! is a comedy classic that makes it to Netflix just in time for its 40th anniversary this July. Directed by David Zucker, J...
Tags: Movies, Keira Knightley, Boston, Nazis, Netflix, Poland, Catholic Church, Airplane, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Steven Spielberg, Schindler's List, Schindler


This Week on Shooting USA – The USPSA Limited and Carry Optics

USPSA Limited and Carry Optics Nashville, TN -(AmmoLand.com)-  Two of the most popular USPSA Divisions are the Limited, with iron sights, and the newer Carry Optics Division, using mini-red dot sights designed for concealed carry. It’s an exciting pairing on the same stages of fire for the Nationals in Utah. Plus, the Russian RPD light machinegun that was designed to defeat the Nazis, but quickly became the choice of America’s Enemies around the globe. And the CMP promotes marksmanship bringi...
Tags: Utah, Usa, Guns, Nazis, US, America, Canada, Cmp, Jim, Competitive Shooting News, USPSA, Camp Perry, Shooting USA, Carry Optics Division, USPSA Limited Nationals, Jim Scoutten America


Construction of Austrian Holocaust victims' memorial begins

Construction of Austria's first public monument naming all the country's Holocaust victims began on Monday, a further step by Adolf Hitler's native land towards confronting an issue it has long struggled with. For decades after World War Two, Austria denied responsibility for crimes committed by the Nazis, arguing that it was their first victim despite the enthusiasm with which many citizens had welcomed annexation by Hitler's Germany in 1938. Vienna had none.
Tags: News, Germany, Nazis, Austria, Vienna, Hitler, Adolf Hitler