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Tiger Moths over Highclere

We chanced to stumble across a picture this morning of three de Havilland Tiger Moths flying over Highclere Castle: Fans of Downton Abbey will, of course, recognize the location.  They may also recall that, early in the show, the Abbey was used as a convalescent home for soldiers wounded in World War I.  As it … Continue reading »

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State Actor?

International law; specifically, discussing the Argentine attack on a Liberian tanker in the Falklands War. Prof. S.: Were they state actors?  They had airplanes with guns.  Do any private companies have airplanes with guns? Smartarse Student: Blackwater.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis!

On this day in history, a head of state was deposed by a group of Senators led by one of his closest friends.  A successful general, he enjoyed popular support among the citizens, but was accused of numerous crimes against the republic; when ordered to stand trial, he responded not by submitting to the lawful … Continue reading »

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