Napoleon or NATO? 'Reading 'War and Peace,' You Might Think Tolstoy Was Describing Current Affairs
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Napoleon or NATO? 'Reading 'War and Peace,' You Might Think Tolstoy Was Describing Current Affairs

Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace is widely considered to be the best war novel ever written. Spatially, in its more than 1,800 pages it offers a vast panorama of Russia during the Napoleonic wars, both on the battlefield and on the home front. Temporally, Tolstoy shifts our attention back and forth between the big picture in time-lapse…

Nasrallah Challenges World Intelligence Services with a Three-Hour Live Interview
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Nasrallah Challenges World Intelligence Services with a Three-Hour Live Interview

The leader of Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah challenged world intelligence services, notably the Israelis, who track him by the hour, during a three hour live broadcast interview with al-Mayadeen TV on Saturday. Nasrallah showed he has the technical ability to broadcast live for this length of time without fear of being located. Even more important,…

Insights on the Iran Deal, BRICS and Handling a Crisis in Venezuela
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Insights on the Iran Deal, BRICS and Handling a Crisis in Venezuela

Brazil is once again in the eye of a political hurricane, after President Jair Bolsonaro’s appearance at Davos and explosive revelations directly linking his clan to a criminal organization in Rio de Janeiro. With his administration barely a month old, Bolsonaro is already being seen as expendable to the elites that propelled him to power…

Top 5 Dumbest Arguments Defending Trump’s Venezuela Interventionism
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Top 5 Dumbest Arguments Defending Trump’s Venezuela Interventionism

Ever since the Trump administration announced that it was no longer recognizing the legitimacy of the elected government of Venezuela I’ve been arguing with people on social media about this president’s brazen coup attempt in that country. The people arguing with me in favor of Trump’s interventionism are almost exclusively Trump supporters, with leftists and…