The First Clash

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The First Clash

Postby Mad Howler » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:09 am

The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization - James Lacey

James Lacey did a vey nice interview regarding his book here:
http://www.npr.org/2011/04/25/135710868 ... d-the-west

I have been working through this work, fascinating but I don't have an off hand basis to take up ancient Greek history - no less the militaristic take. That is the thing that keeps me reading - flipping back & forth to maps and lists of important players of this fascinating work --->
http://www.amazon.com/The-First-Clash-M ... 0553385755

Dr. Lacey also has been an embedded reporter with our forces & a regular contributor to the NR.
Selected contributions to the National Review:
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/3 ... ican-power
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/ ... -jim-lacey
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/3 ... y/page/0/1

I find these narratives fascinating.
At this moment I am thinking a bit about MichaelHastings & wondering if any 'blow up' was less about newish practices being revealed over the revealation of darkish practice of old tricks. That is a fascinating thought - in my mind at least.
This thought experiment seems to better fit with motivations of empire.

BTW - if you have Netflix - check out the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (the first 20 min; at least). Ya kinda gotta wonder how Paramount was getting pushed around back 'round 1987. Although, it seems that the writers held their course - subtly.

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Re: The First Clash

Postby Mad Howler » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:52 pm

If you bothered to read the "The First Clash" - I recommend following up with "The Genious of Islam - How Muslims Made the Modern World; by Byan Barnard". I am not very religious, but I find it important to understand the contributions "of the world's great religions".
'Genious' is a quick read written for children, I think that is appropriate given the childish status we find ourselves within.
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Re: The First Clash

Postby fennel » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:39 pm

By my remembering, the first Clash was in 1977. What noise!

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Re: The First Clash

Postby Mad Howler » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:50 pm

fennel wrote:By my remembering, the first Clash was in 1977. What noise!

That is funny, although as I think you know I am trying to reach way deeper into the well (noun).

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Re: The First Clash

Postby scratch » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:02 am

Mad Howler wrote:
fennel wrote:By my remembering, the first Clash was in 1977. What noise!

That is funny, although as I think you know I am trying to reach way deeper into the well (noun).


Like recalling the seismic shift when Topper finally replaced Terry Chimes (drummer) thus ending their rotating drummer situation until Topper's subsequent heroin problems?

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Re: The First Clash

Postby Mad Howler » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:36 pm

scratch wrote:Like recalling the seismic shift when Topper finally replaced Terry Chimes (drummer) thus ending their rotating drummer situation until Topper's subsequent heroin problems?

I cannot participate in that, me too ignorant of what you are talking about. I wish I could riff along.


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