America

Jeffrey Epstein

Something rather significant happened over the weekend. American billionaire “hedge fund manager” Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on charges of child sex trafficking. This has garnered a measure of attention from the media, [more…]

Æthelberht, Going Postal
Authoritarianism

Big Government

I can’t be the only one who has noticed how the solution for any given problem is more government. Spiraling knife crime? The government must ban knives. Plastic waste in the sea? The government must [more…]

20th Century

Oxcart, Part 3

This will be the third and final installment in the Oxcart series. In the first part we looked at the early airborne reconnaissance missions of the Cold War and the requirements which led to the [more…]

20th Century

Oxcart

I know what you’re thinking. You’re looking at the picture above and thinking “that’s an SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest jet powered aircraft ever to fly”. You’d be wrong. First of all, it’s not an SR-71, [more…]