The John Batchelor Show

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Saturday 13 April 2013

Painting, above: During the American revolution, 1780, as General Marion and the men of his brigade pushed back the British forces in the Black and Santee River basins in South Carolina, it's unlikely that they ever thought of how they'd be remembered by future generations. It's even unlikely that...

Friday 12 April 2013

Photo, above:  China's railways ministry has apologised for the high-speed train accident on 23 July near Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. Photograph: Str/AFP/Getty Images [Note: Trains crashed, trestle failed, train cars fell, hundreds died – and the PRC top leadership was so alarmed that it had some...

Thursday 11 April 2013

Photo, above: Azerbaijan; see: Hour 2, Block C:  Brenda Shaffer JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts: Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board; Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents Hour One Thursday  11 April  2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Andrew Leigh,, Australia, Federal Member from Fraser;...

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Photo, above:  a puppet prince. See:  Hour 2, Block C, Steve Herman, VOA News, Seoul, anent Eun's unacceptable and belligerent remarks JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts: Gordon Chang, Forbes.com; David Livingston, The Space Show; Patrick Chovanec, Managing Director and Chief Strategist at Silvercrest...

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Picture, above:  Ancient Germanii warriors, artist's romanticized version. Tacitus invented the notion of  Germanii as an identifiable class or race; in fact, he invented everything in the book for political reasons. It was a work of fiction. Hitler found it charming and utilized it to develop and...

Monday 8 April 2013

Photo, above: Under Maggie Thatcher, the Falklands war ended well enough for Great Britain, poorly for Argentina. Argentina is still steamed. See: Hour 2, Block A on Mrs Thatcher. Clarin, Argentina’s leading daily newspaper, hasn’t forgiven or forgotten that the Iron Lady bested their nation’s...

Sunday 7 April 2013

Photo, above:  BVU student Sonia Mugabo, on the right, to intern with Immaculée Ilibagiza (center), who survived the Rwandan genocide; with Frank Rugaruka (left).  See: Hour 2, Block A, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza and Steve Erwin STORM LAKE, IA...

Saturday 6 April 2013

Picture, above: Admiralty Ripley building In Whitehall, built in 1726 and still used for naval board meetings. Room 40 was in the northern section of the first floor, on the same corridor as the boardroom and First Sea Lord's office. In the history of cryptanalysis, Room 40 also known as 40 O.B. (...

Friday 5 April 2013

Photo, above: Chester Square, Belgravia.  See Hour 2, Block B:  Sarah Lyal, A Slice of London So Exclusive Even the Owners Are Visitors   JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One Friday  5 April  2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Daniel Henninger, WSJ, in re:  WONDER LAND  Capitalism's Corruptions Friday  5 April  2013...

Thursday 4 April 2013

Photo, above: The Cottage Landings affordable housing project under construction in Rye, N.Y., in June 2012, a part of a 2009 fair housing settlement. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has given Westchester County one more month to comply with requirements of the fair housing...

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