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George Orwell: You and the Atomic Bomb
Key quote:

"that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will tend to be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance."
military  Philosophy  history  geopolitics  liberty  futurism 
september 2017 by edj
Why young men queue up to die in the French Foreign Legion | Aeon Essays
Great piece of writing Cole sent me a couple days ago on the French Foreign Legion, it's history, and it's Samurai-like culture of toil and death.
military  war  france  violence  death  culture  history 
april 2017 by edj
BBC - Autos - Phantom Badger, reporting for duty
Basically the new Jeep Willys. If they ever made a civilian version it would be - without exaggeration - the perfect off-road capable truck.
cars  trucks  military 
april 2014 by edj
Home - Jankel
From Gibson's book Zero History
armor  cars  william_gibson  sciencefiction  military 
march 2012 by edj

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