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Monday 14 January 2013

Photo, above:  At an after-action report (a "hotwash") on the bin Ladin mission, restricted to fewer than 70 people and beyond top secret, Leon Panetta, the US Secretary of Defense, walked in with a big smile and Kathryn Bigelow, director of Zero-Dark-Thirty, on his arm. SEALs present had quickly...

Sunday 13 January 2013

Above: a European artist's fantasy design proposal for a unit of global currency.  More pertinent, see Hour Two below, UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos by Gregory R. Copley: an analysis of global politics in context of the Twenty-first Century  - a stunning explanation of  ...

Saturday 12 January 2013

Photo, above:   US invades Mexico, 1846.  See: A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico by Amy S. Greenberg in Hour Two.JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour OneSaturday  12 Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom by Marcus...

Friday 11 January 2013

Photo, above: Mesopotamian city state. See below: fourth hour, blocks C and D, UnCivilization by Gregory Copely.JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour OneFriday 11 Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block A:  Henry Miller, Hoover, in re: Politics and the Poor Man's Plate, coauthored with Drew Kershen, http://www.hoover.org/...

Thursday 10 January 2013

Photo, above: Jerusalem in a rare snowstorm.JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-hosts:  Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of PresidentsHour OneThursday  10 Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Eli Lake, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, in re:  nomination of Chuck Hagel to be...

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Photo, above: Artist's imagination of Apophis, an asteroid that'll come back close to Earth in 2029.  The B612 Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to build, launch, and operate the first privately funded deep space mission – a space telescope to be placed in orbit around the...

Tuesday 8 January 2013

 Photo, above:  Zong Qinghou says his daughter, Kelly Zong, will take over Wahaha when he retires. Photographer: Imaginechina/APZong Tops China Billionaires as Communist-to-Capitalist, by Bloomberg News on October 31, 2012    Twenty-five years ago, when Zong Qinghou was 42, he made his living...

Monday 7 January 2013

   Photo, above:  Chuck Hagel (left), then a Republican senator from Nebraska, visited troops in Iraq during the summer of 2008. (Image: By Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW  Hour OneMonday  7 Jan 2013 / Hour 1, Block A:   Mary Kissel, Wall...

Sunday 6 January 2013

Photo, above:  The Lions of Carentan at St Martin de Varreville. Wartime history of one of the largest German paratrooper regiments, 6th Fallschirmjaeger, from its initial formation in the spring of 1943 to its last day at the end of the war.  Known as Lions of Carentan after ferocious battles in...

Saturday 5 January 2013

Photo, above:  Allied leaders, WWII, on HMS Prince of Wales for the Atlantic Charter conference, 1941. See: Hour Two, The Generals, by Thomas E. Ricks.       HMS Prince of Wales, a 35,000-ton King George V class battleship built Birkenhead, England, was completed in March 1941. In late May, while...

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