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Mark Collins – “The Lord of the Rings'” Origin at the Bloody Somme

4 Jul

Yet another aspect to a terrible battle that haunts us still: How J.R.R. Tolkien Found Mordor on the Western Front Credit Rebecca Bird IN the summer of 1916, a young Oxford academic embarked for Fr…

Source: Mark Collins – “The Lord of the Rings'” Origin at the Bloody Somme

Mark Collins – “Storm of Steel”, or, Ernst Jünger: German World War I “Born Warrior” (with Canadian angle)

2 Jun

Ernst Jünger

Source: Mark Collins – “Storm of Steel”, or, Ernst Jünger: German World War I “Born Warrior” (with Canadian angle)

Mark Collins – What’s an Intellectual Romanian Jew to do Before WW II?

20 May

The start of an article in the NY Review of Books: Surrounded by Jew-Haters John Banville May 26, 2016 Issue For Two Thousand Years [see here] by Mihail Sebastian, translated from the Romanian by P…

Source: Mark Collins – What’s an Intellectual Romanian Jew to do Before WW II?

Mark Collins – “2084”: Islamism and Another Novel in French

28 Apr

Further to this post, “Der Untergang des Abendlandes”, Islamism and French Novel Section we now have a terrifying vision of victorious Islamist totalitarianism (1984 updated)–one wonders how …

Source: Mark Collins – “2084”: Islamism and Another Novel in French

Mark Collins – Audio with Translation: Hitler Talks to Finnish Leader Mannerheim, June 1942

19 Apr

Baron Carl Gustaf Mannerheim was head of Finland’s military during World War II; from 1941 until 1944 Finland fought alongside Germany against the Soviet Union though not as a formal ally (th…

Source: Mark Collins – Audio with Translation: Hitler Talks to Finnish Leader Mannerheim, June 1942

Mark Collins – Richard Fadden: A Canadian “Spymaster” and Maisie Dobbs

11 Apr

Further to this post, National Security Advisor to Canadian PM Retires…Successor? one finds rather a lot of sense in this interview with the fellow. As for Maisie Dobbs: … What do you do to r…

Source: Mark Collins – Richard Fadden: A Canadian “Spymaster” and Maisie Dobbs

Mark Collins – A Great Magazine, or, Encountering the CIA

17 Jan

Source: Mark Collins – A Great Magazine, or, Encountering the CIA