A short history of terrorism

Terrorism is not as we would be tempted to believe, a phenomenon specific to the contemporary era. The term “Terrorism” was first used during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, when the Jacobins, who ruled the revolutionary state, employed violence as a State policy. Mass executions by guillotine were used to compel obedience to the…

Remember…remember…the 5th of November !

Most of us have seen the movie but how many know the story is actually based on a real fact ? V for Vendetta is a graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd. The story displays a totalitarian near-apocalyptic future history …..in the 1990s, preceded by a nuclear war in the…

Who were the heaviest sticks of the 20th century ?

Who were the heaviest sticks of the 20th century ? “Two conductors, both alike in dignity (?), In fair Berlin, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil quarrel makes art unclean. From forth the strive of these two foes Will last and long their star-cross’d life; Whose misadventured…

Why and how was Dracula impaling the Turks ?

First, let’s recall who was Dracula… Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1477), was a member of the House of Drăculești, also known, as (Vlad) Drăculea or (Vlad) Dracula. His Romanian patronym Drăculea, is a diminutive of the epithet Dracul carried by his father Vlad II, who in 1431 was inducted as a member of the…

How old things can be in a 2000 years old City ?

Much older. Actually, Constantinople was founded in 323 A.D. and at that time, the founders used, for the construction of the new City, two columns which were actually much much older… The Medusa Heads Not far from ancient Constantinople’s heart, Justian built the main undeground water supply called in our days the Basilica Cistern. It…

World War II : After the war

Jewish survivors from the Buchenwald concentration camp, arriving on July 15, 1945 in Haifa port. Some still wear their camp clothing. Communist leader Kim Il Sung chats with a farmers from Qingshanli, Kangso County in North Korea, october, 1945. This is the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), the first general purpose electronic computer. Built…

Salvador Dali & Walt Disney ? what could they do toghether ?

Destino is an animated short film released in 2003 by The Walt Disney Company. Destino is unique in that its production originally began in 1945, 58 years before its eventual completion. The project was originally a collaboration between Walt Disney and Spanish Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, and features music written by Mexican songwriter Armando Dominguez…