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Khrushchev in Water Wings: On Mao, Humiliation and the Sino-Soviet Split

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Category: History

From www.smithsonianmag.com

The list of things that Nikita Khrushchev would never be and could not do was long; some of them would change history. It has been seriously suggested, for example, that the reason Khrushchev survived the murderous Soviet-era purges of the paranoid 1930s and early 1950s—when tens of thousands of other apparatchiks were rewarded for their loyalty with a bullet in the back of the neck—is that, standing just 5 feet 3 inches tall, he was the one member of the politburo who did not tower over the man he would replace, the 5-foot-6 Stalin.

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Sins Of Commission

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Category: History

From www.caravanmagazine.in

ON WEDNESDAY, 31 October 1984, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her guards, both Sikh. In the ensuing violence, which lasted roughly three days, 2,733 Sikhs were killed in Delhi.

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Draco

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Category: History

From www.princeton.edu

Draco was the first legislator of ancient Athens, Greece, 7th century BC. He replaced the prevailing system of oral law and blood feud by a written code to be enforced only by a court. Because of its harshness, this code also gave rise to the term "draconian".

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The Smart Set: Outside the Box - October 1, 2014

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Category: History

From www.thesmartset.com

Boxes were Joseph Cornell’s obsession. He collected everyday objects and photographs and arranged them inside wooden shadow frames. Often he placed glass panes over the boxes, which makes them feel like windows.

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz, the Wizard of Schenectady

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Category: History

From www.smithsonianmag.com

He stood just four feet tall, his body contorted by a hump in his back and a crooked gait, and his stunted torso gave the illusion that his head, hands and feet were too big. But he was a giant among scientificthinkers, counting Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison as friends, and his contributions to mathematics and electrical engineering made him one of the most beloved and instantly recognizable men of his time.

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One Hundred Years of Oblivion

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: History

From caravanmagazine.in

ASKED TO PREDICT when the next great European conflagration would break out, the great Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck famously declared that he could not tell, but did know that “some damned foolish thing in the Balkans” would be the spark that set Europe ablaze.

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The Lies of Adolf Eichmann -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: History

From www.theatlantic.com

As head of the Jewish Department within the Nazi SS, Adolf Eichmann held operational responsibility for the extermination of European Jewry through crucial years of World War II. To his chosen work of murder, Eichmann brought a zeal and commitment that he sustained even through 15 years of exile after the war.

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Heinrich Himmler, family man: Why “The Decent One” is the most haunting documentary I’ve ever seen - Sal

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Category: History

From www.salon.com

Much of the history of human thought has revolved around our efforts to understand the nature of evil, which have never yielded anything like a satisfactory result. We are fascinated by serial killers and murderous dictators, torn between the obvious fact that they are human beings like ourselves and the conviction that in some fundamental way they must be different.

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Galileo's Middle Finger

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Monday, October 6, 2014
Category: History

From www.atlasobscura.com

It is a remarkable bit of irony, the finger: venerated, kept in a shrine, subjected to the same treatment as a saintly relic. But this finger belonged to no saint. It is the long bony finger of an enemy of the church, a heretic.

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