"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Saturday, March 7, 2015

"Fascism's Enduring Appeal"

"The keystone of the Fascist doctrine is its conception of the State, of its essence, its functions, and its aims. For Fascism the State is absolute, individuals and groups relative."

This documentary on Mussolini and his rise, his warring and relationship with Germany, and his turning on loyal fascists in his own party, to include his son-in-law, is fascinating.  The western Allies appeased the rise of the Axis, thinking it couldn't possibly be as bad as some made it out to be.

This is an interesting look at military history with actual footage from the time.

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