Friday, August 15, 2008

"Maybe Julius Caesar or other things."

There are bad ideas, and then there's this.

It's fortunate that Augustus can't spin in his grave, else there'd be an 80-meter hole forming in the Campus Martius...

Monday, August 11, 2008

"Just a few hoof-beats ahead..."

Jeff Sypeck's put up a great post placing the Russia-Georgia conflict over South Ossetia in a much wider historical context. In a very roundabout way, is it all the fault of the Huns? Perhaps not, but Jeff shows how the threads in the great tapestry can, as they so often do, lead to unexpected places.