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(1) Mike Blackstock - 50 years ago today, at the height of the Cuban...
50 years ago today, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasili Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.

The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the officers agreed to 'blast the warships out of the water'. Arkhipov refused to agree - unanimous consent of 3 officers was required - and thanks to him, we are here to talk about it.

His story is finally being told - the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

Raise a glass to Vasili Arkhipov - the Man Who Saved the World.

PS - The PBS documentary, 'The Man who Saved the World', is online here:
http://video.pbs.org/video/2295274962
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3 days ago by Quercki
【林忌书评】 《中国洼地︰一部内亚主导东亚的简史》
所谓「中国」的历史,只是内亚地区的游牧民族,一次又一次征服东亚的「被殖民」的历史,由战国秦国赵国的胡服骑射、五胡十六国北朝的鲜卑蛮族入侵与统治,以至五代十国由契丹大辽、金国与蒙古征服宋朝等,在「中国历史上」近千年即一半时间,都是外族入侵统治,作者刘仲敬称之为「蛮族替代模型」。

作者指「貌似落后」的内亚可主导东亚,则是地理因素,即内亚位于两河流域文明中心,而骑马的游牧民族可以骑马自由流通,刘仲敬的观点认为,内亚把先进的技术与秩序,一面向东带到东亚,一面向西带到波兰草原的欧洲,亦因此「中国」长期都「被迫西化」与「胡化」,早在英清之间的「鸦片战争」之前,早已发生了;刘仲敬甚至以此推论,共产主义入侵中国,也是源于上述相同的模式。

民族主义其实是拿破仑战争的产物,在此之前的族群与部族,能否如作者以「国际化」或「输出革命」等副题目来说明,也有很大的争议。
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3 days ago by aries1988
Michael Servetus - Wikipedia
Awesome polymath discovered pulmonary circulation, pushed for religious reformation, John Calvin had him burned alive.
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3 days ago by mullingitover

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