Operation Barbarossa – The Invasion of the Soviet Union

In the summer of 1941, Nazi Germany launched the largest military operation in history, invading the Soviet Union across a 2,900 kilometer front, committing nearly 4 million men, thousands of tanks and aircraft, and advanced to the outskirts of Moscow by December, leaving nearly 5 million Soviet casualties in their wake. As the Russian winter…

Fight Club – Yardstick of Civilization

Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. — Brought to you by — Very special guest James LaFond – http://jameslafond.blogspot.com/ James LaFond on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/tabooyou James LaFond on Twitter – @TabooYou673 Lynn Lockhart & The Crackpot Podcast – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChfybQ3WBKBnCksVkoSmPYg Books by James LaFond – https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1?ie=UTF8&text=James+LaFond&search-alias=books&field-author=James+LaFond&sort=relevancerank — References — – Lonely are the Brave,…

The Battle of Athens – Small Town with a Rebel Yell

Fraud, corruption, cronyism – symbols of injustice no matter where you are in the world. While perhaps not home to the worst examples of abuse of power, America has certainly had its share. Yet despite a reputation for freedom from government overreach enshrined in its constitution, when the government actually does overstep its authority, people…

Blood Brotherhoods – Organized Crime in Italy

Organized crime in Italy is a complex subject, with origins stretching back for centuries. For at least a millennia, southern Italy, in particular Sicily, was forcibly occupied and ruled by foreign warlords, kingdoms, and empires. As the local people adapted to their volatile political climate, their ways and customs began to incorporate various strategies designed…