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Argentina holds ′death flights′ trial

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Category: World

From blogs.aljazeera.com

The methods used to disappear people were many, but one of them started to be judged on Wednesday. They were known as the death flights: Political opponents were tossed into airplanes, stripped naked and drugged to later be thrown alive to the river or ocean to drown.

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Killer Swarms - By John Arquilla Foreign Policy

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Category: History

From www.foreignpolicy.com

Given that Napoleon was the great captain of his time -- perhaps of all time -- and that his armies had conquered and held most of Europe, the tragic events on the Beresina demand explanation. His defeat is something of a puzzle, too, as the Grande ArmĂ©e won the campaign′s pitched battles fought at Smolensk and Borodino.

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In writing about death, all life is there - Telegraph

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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Category: Literature

From www.telegraph.co.uk

The glory is in the variety, and the brilliance, of the men and women who adorn each page. Of genius that flowers in myriad ways â€" from Stanley Flashman, the world’s greatest ticket tout; to Cecil Williamson, “Witch Protector to the Royal House of Windsor”; to Sean Breen, “the priest who nourished his flock with canny tips on racing” (“His definition of the spiritual dimension was comprehensive,” the obit records, “allowing him to recommend to punters in 2005 that Cardinal Ratzinger was a hot bet to be the next Pope.

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