The story behind this famous photo is interesting. I wonder if the quartermaster would be arrested if this happened today...
First, this is most amusing, but the life calendar bit at the end makes a pretty powerful point. Maybe keeping the ultimate deadline in mind will help me get to the pool twice each week...
The BBC recently produced this excellent documentary about the author of Alice in Wonderland, to commemorate the 150th year of the book's first publication. The documentary is no longer viewable on BBC iPlayer, but it can be watched on Youtube.
A form is being established whereby the 196 signatory nations to the Geneva Conventions (1949) can discuss their meaning in the context of modern war. This article summarises the Conventions and the threats they face.
See this excellent article on (the fantastic travel site) "hidden europe" for an overview of the Zimmerwald Conference in Switzerland, where the Soviet Union was born.
Francis Fukuyama comments on his seminal thesis fifteen years after its publication. This is an old article (published in 2007) but the observations and predictions are still interesting.
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