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Links 1 through 10 of 259 by Peter Cresswell tagged History

Part Two of the Waitangi Tribunal’s report into the history of government actions against Tuhoe has just been released. At 1000 pages, it … is weighty reading…. The report … describes … sweeping...

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Friday marked the 65th anniversary of the bomb that ended the Pacific War against Japan—a war that cost four years, 400,000 men and almost the entire economic production of the western world to bring ...

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Turns out a few of my Australian readers are either members or supporters of Australia’s Liberal Democratic Party, and since the main choice this election seems to between a feral unionist and a feral...

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Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal, now sadly abandoned while awaiting its relaunch. Talking of curves, as a commenter was a few weeks back, inspired me to think about all the post-war enthusiasm for all t...

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Guest post by Jeff Perren  Robert Andrews has a terrific smackdown of Nicholas Kristof's utterly revolting New York Times review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's new book, Nomad.  Since she is one of ...

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Two Australian elections ago John Howard and his supporters talked blandly about machine-gunning Afghani refugees trapped on a boat beyond Australian waters, being banned from landing anywhere by the ...

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DPF writes about the negotiations with Tuhoe:     “I doubt many people have an issue with the actual decision.” Well, I’m one.  But let’s crack on.  DPF continues on with th...

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By Jeff Perren from Shaving Leviathan. According to Nick Schulz at AEI     “In 1871… only 51,020 civilians worked for the federal government, of whom 36,696 were postal employees. The r...

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‘Caesar Crossing the Rubicon,’ by Jean Louis Gerome A piece of poetic prose for Anzac Weekend; from a famous account of Julius Caesar’s seizing of Rome by his soldiery, at the point his coup was made...

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The Greens’s Frog Blog linked this morning to a video suggesting (among other things) that the science-trained Margaret Thatcher would deride the views of her former science adviser Christopher Monc...

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