Tag Archive for War

Free Markets Didn’t Cause The Great Depression

Fantastic column. Busting Depression Myths – TribLIVE: “There are no greater obstacles to the formation of sound public policies than mistaken understandings of history. Unfortunately, popular culture overflows with historical ignorance about the economy. Perhaps the most destructive historical myth…

A Few on War, Govt., and WWII

Three on War and WWII. The piece on Hiroshima by Bryan Caplan is a must-read. Richman is always good. TGIF: Truman, A-Bombs, and the Killing of Innocents The Future of Freedom Foundation: Why do people today assume an invasion would…

Scary 1950s Nuke Test Story

This guy was apparently a test pilot. They would fly near nuke explosions (Operation Redwing) to see the effects on aircraft and pilots. This recollection is scary as hell. Nuke the Pilot – Military Aviation – Air & Space Magazine:…

Switzerland Trivia: Horse Cavalry

This Swiss had horse cavalry unto the 1970s. Dragoon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: In the Swiss Army, mounted dragoons existed until the early 1970s, when they were converted into Armoured Grenadiers units. The “Dragoner” had to prove he was…

I Support Gun Control

Do you? A little lengthy, but George Reisman makes some very compelling arguments. Really a good read. Gun Control: Controlling the Government’s Guns: Let me say immediately that I too believe in gun control. However, I do so in the…

Book Review: Tigers in the Mud by Otto Carius

Picked this one (Tigers in the Mud: The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius) up on a whim a couple months ago. Otto Carius is one of the most famous/decorated tank commanders in history. In WWII he led…