June 9, 2014

Falling in Love with Medieval Armed Combat

Tom Holland, BBC News


Dressing up in uniforms from the past and re-enacting battles is a pastime in many parts of Europe and North America. But, until now, there had never been a world championship for medieval knights.

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June 5, 2014
Europe's Juncker Bond
Jan Fleischhauer, Der Spiegel
Jean-Claude Juncker vehemently criticized German-imposed austerity measures during the euro crisis. By doing so, he gained support in a number of countries -- especially those which would like to see the common currency zone... more ››
June 5, 2014
A Day for Poland's Dreamers
Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail
They said the same thing and dreamed the same dream, a dream that when they explained it to visitors in the early 1980s seemed wildly implausible, even dangerous. We want to re-enter Europe – Western Europe, as it was then... more ››
June 5, 2014
France's Political System Is Crumbling
Patrick Marnham, The Spectator
For French voters looking for signs that a more effective government might be on the horizon, the disintegration of the UMP must be deeply depressing. It leaves Marine Le Pen’s National Front as the only successful... more ››
June 6, 2014
D-Day's Going to Be Awkward This Year
Robert Zaretsky, Foreign Policy
This year's commemoration will prove even more challenging. Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, now wound or winding down, have proved to be anything but good wars. The Obama administration's NSA spying and drone warfare, and... more ››
June 6, 2014
A French Message to Britain: Stay Out of Europe
Michel Rocard, Guardian
The European Union is on its knees but you, the British, want to block even small steps to democratic legitimacy. more ››