Category Archives: Heroism
Sentences of Death: Infamous Executions and the Power of Romantic Nationalism
If an execution is done well, it is – barring a “traitor’s death” — supposed to be painless. If one’s heart and intestines are not being ripped from the body post-genital mutilation but prior to decapitation, then the bullet, axe, … Continue reading
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Is Heroism Dumb?
One hundred-and-ninety-nine years ago last month, a very smart, self-taught, stunningly gorgeous, and strategically savvy man had a very bad idea. There are a few given rules in warfare that should be followed to the letter. Most of them are … Continue reading