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  • 'Catastrophe' by Max Hastings - magisterial and humane history of the First World War

    10/26/2013 11:49:11 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 35 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | October 17, 2013 | Nigel Jones
    German soldiers cross into Belgium in August 1914 Photo: RA/Lebrecht Music & Arts Like one of Field Marshal Haig’s family whiskies, Max Hastings is a dram that steadily improves with age. His own trenchant views on war, and caustic opinions of the commanders who ran them, tended to obtrude too obviously in his early works, suggesting that if only he had been present at key military conferences costly errors would have been avoided. However, Hastings’s recent massive volumes on his specialist subject, the Second World War, have shown why his position as Britain’s leading military historian is now unassailable. They...
  • Mark Steyn: One Nation Under God (Flashback article about Mel's The Passion film from March 2004)

    03/26/2005 8:01:48 PM PST · by NZerFromHK · 14 replies · 2,547+ views
    Steynonline (originally The (UK) Spectator) ^ | March 13th 2004 | Mark Steyn
    The other day, the guy on my local radio station mentioned that The Passion of The Christ was the Number One movie in America. ‘So congrats to Mel Gibson,’ he said. ‘And it’ll probably hold on to the Number One slot until the new Starsky & Hutch opens.’ It’s always useful to keep things in proportion. But, in fact, Starsky & Hutch opened and The Passion cleaned its clock. Last weekend, it took in $51.4 million, as against S&H’s $29.05 million. By then, The Passion’s total gross was up around $212 million. Pace my radio guy, mid-Seventies nostalgia is no...
  • Julia Roberts Has a Better Chance of Winning This War (A Brit military historian opines)

    01/19/2005 4:04:47 PM PST · by quidnunc · 27 replies · 999+ views
    The Guardian ^ | January 19, 2005 | Max Hastings
    Iraq will surrender its soul to America only when the US army has left There is growing dissension and dismay in the US armed forces about their prospects of victory in Iraq. The yellow ribbons, lapel pins and yard signs expressing solidarity with the nation's soldiers are still conspicuous around army bases across America. But commanders and soldiers alike are conducting an increasingly anguished debate. There are four reasons for this. First, many service people are shocked by the incontrovertible evidence that the justifications offered by the Bush administration for invading Iraq — WMD and a link with international terrorism...