Sieges and Symphonies

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the lifting of the Siege of Leningrad by the Red Army. While not the climactic battle of the Second World War the Siege of Leningrad was a nearly nine-hundred-day long siege that resulted in roughly one-million military and civilian deaths. After the initial breakthrough into the Soviet Union created…

Colonels and Government

I initially conceived this article as "Colonels and Dictators" after reading about the recently elected Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, who was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Ethiopian Army before being appointed in April of 2018. Clearly Ahmed is not a dictator, but the fact he was a Colonel made me think of a few…