Your Ordinary World 20 Oct 2018 with links to stories from England, Australia, India, Mexico and the anniversary of Yorktown.
A building, a vehicle, and a flag cause a politician to resign… Wait, what?
One interesting footnote from our recent debate over war and material self-interest is the question of the British Empire. Namely, did the Brits actually benefit from conquering all those foreign territories?
So far, David Cameron’s domestic agenda sounds pretty darn good.
SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ THIS POST IF YOU”VE DVR’D TODAY’S GAMES.
Even if you have no interest in the upcoming US-UK England World Cup match, the quality of the trash talk between our respective embassies is to be savored.
From the putatively respectable Times: “The day I decided to stop being gay,” “What it feels like to be a pick-up artist,” and “Fat bloke at fit camp – read his daily reports.”
Foreign Policy collects a few hilariously anachronistic quotes from media coverage of England’s 60s-era counter-insurgency operations in Yemen:
Two extremely disturbing stories from across the pond.
Whatever you think of Hitchens, this an excellent, understated article. Highly recommended for anyone who contributed to the thread on First World War histories.
Deadspin highlights one British viewer’s opinion of American Football: As far as I can see American football is a marathon of budweiser adverts occasionally interrupted by some “talented bloke” chucking a rugby-like ball to some Billy Whizz halfway up the pitch, intent on scoring points for catching it while a couple of beefcakes try to…