Monday, July 22, 2013

Then We Take Berlin

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:11 PM

"The Germans, the document reads,
were looking for 'guidance and advice.'

Their wish was fulfilled."

Der Spiegel  today

by René Pfister, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach,
Jörg Schindler and Holger Stark

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Then We Take Berlin

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:17 PM

See Love Ghost, from the date of Anita Björk's death.

"Friends are often
really enemies,
and adversaries
sometimes secret allies."

— Wikipedia on the film
Night People  (at right)

Anita Björk and Gregory Peck in 'Night People' (1954)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

For Leonard Cohen Fans

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

Leading this morning's online New York Times  
obituaries list is one for a leftist Episcopal priest.

That obituary contains a link to a 1996 Times  story — 

Old Friends, New Foes:
President and a Preacher;
One 60's Activist Runs Columbia;
One Fights It

A check for background on the Columbia president
in that story yields the following from a leftist journalist's
website in a 2012 post dated October 26 (date of the
1917 October Revolution in Russia)—

Click for further details of this leftist allegation, which is
clearly false (because based on a ludicrously bad
misreading of a Rice University puff piece), and would
be libelous if its target were alive.

See a Rice University obituary for the "Nazi spy"
in question, who died on May 25, 2010. (See also
 this journal on that date.)

The same leftist webpage contains a link to another leftist's
attack on a respected charitable organization that may
or may not have, or have had, CIA connections—

The International Rescue Committee (IRC).

In the spirit of Leonard Cohen's "then we take Berlin" lyric,
here is a note on how the IRC logo

might be rendered in a way that is, though less visually appealing,
more logical— i.e., more purely an example of Bauhaus style—


See also the recent  Black October post
on a Columbia enthusiast of the October Revolution—

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