We Have Ways Pod

From across the Pond comes a highly informative, and extremely entertaining podcast on World War II, titled “We Have Ways”. The name of the show comes both from the very clichéd line, “Vee haf vays of making you talk” used by menacing cinematic Nazi interrogators right up to the first Indiana Jones movie, and also a key laugh line in the 1980s WW II Britcom ‘Allo, ‘Allo (more on that show, and its relevance, later).

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A review: “First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our Country” by Thomas Ricks

First Principles is an indispensable work that must permeate classrooms and personal libraries. Thomas Ricks bestows several years of study to include: Aristotle, Plutarch, Cato, Cicero, Presidential personal letters, journals, Greek, Roman, and Scottish history (sixty-four pages of notes with endless resources) neatly packaged into Parts I, II, and III with the epilogue being the crowning jewel.

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