Photograph by Steve Swayne We are all Greeks These were the heartfelt words of the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1821: “Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their roots in Greece” (The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley,501). Shelley was one of the friends of Greece (philhellenes) whoRead More →

Authored by Emma R. via The Voice Of Europe, The Finnish Police investigates a video published recently in social media by the vigilante group ‘Soldiers of Odin’ that announces a “hunt” for rapists and pedophiles. The video, which is subtitled in English and Arabic, and has since been deleted from both FacebookRead More →

Via HardScrabbleFarmer.com, Historians spend a great deal of time on the subject of cities. Rome, Athens, Constantinople, London, Tokyo, Cairo, New York and Moscow. It is as if the stuff that is most worthwhile is the density of the population, those locations where people lived closely packed together rather thanRead More →

The Commander, Naval Air Forces and the U.S. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Aviation published a statement last week declaring its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35C stealth fighter jets is operationally ready for war. After several decades of testing and development, the service announced Thursday that the fifth-generation fighter had achieved Initial Operating Capability, indicating that it has passedRead More →

Bernie Sanders might be leading in the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire – polls that typically limit respondents to likely Democratic primary voters. But the chances that Americans will embrace a septuagenarian “Democratic Socialist” should he somehow win the nomination remain as uncertain as ever (even as some twitterRead More →