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Post-Fascist Europe Tells Us Exactly How to Defend Our Democracy

Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. Here are 20 lessons from the 20th century, adapted to the circumstances of today. 1. Do not obey in advance. Much of the power of …

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Tree Bombs: How Old Warplanes Can Plant Up to 900,000 Trees a Day

Imagine old military planes used to revitalize barren areas of the earth, instead of causing death and destruction to the environment and wildlife. This reality may be closer than you think. Former RAF pilot, Jack Walters of Shropshire, England, believes C-130 transport aircraft — originally used for carpeting landmines across combat zones — could easily be refitted to deliver something …

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Ugo Bardi – Donald Trump and the collapse of the Western Empire

Donald Trump seems to have taken everyone by surprise. Whether or not he gains the Republican nomination, and whether or not he becomes president, he took the media by storm: people writing on blogs and newspapers are reeling from the impact, asking themselves: where the heck did this come from? What is he? A God? The reincarnation of Hitler? Or of Mussolini? The devil? Or what? …

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Allies raped almost 1m Germans: academic

A German historian estimates in a new book that French, British and American soldiers raped 860,000 Germans at and after the end of the Second World War, including 190,000 sexual assaults by American soldiers. Prosecutors target Bergen-Belsen guard (02 Mar 15) Sudeten Germans give up ‘right to homeland’ (02 Mar 15) Heirs sue Germany over ‘stolen’ Nazi gold (24 Feb …