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Tuesday links

October 25 is the anniversary of 3 major battles: Agincourt, the charge of the Light Brigade and Leyte Gulf: history and brief documentaries.

The 30 Weirdest Horror Movies of the 1970s.

Secret Nazi military base discovered by Russian scientists in the Arctic. Related, The Gigantic Nazi City that Was Never Built, and the always (or never) appropriate Nazis with cats.

Jet Engines on Trucks.

25 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Make Last Minute.

Just in time for Christmas – the 2017 Vladimir Putin calendar.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include a gallery of photos from the carving of Mount Rushmore (1927-1941), animals who look as if they had a few too many, the history of the pencil, and the anniversary of Trafalgar Day.

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Politics & Policy

Answering my Critics

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The Maker of Middle-earth, in Gorgeous Detail

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