Quick Hits: Staying in the pocket, one way or the other

We're back, folks. I know I took a little bit of time off from writing, but it was more like time off from publishing here on Steel & Stylus. I kept writing throughout a busy summer, but my editing and publishing suffered. Writing has always been enjoyable to me, and producing content is fairly easy; …

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Protests, Potters and the Proletariat: Appealing to the masses through fiction

When one looks at politics, the military, economics, or most situations where high level thinking is needed to make a decisions, we like to think that those in charge are crunching numbers, reading policy and consulting sources. After all, the public wants an honest and thorough review and the ability to hold folks accountable. Unfortunately, the …

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Quick Hits: Violation of The Marquess Of Queensberry Rules

I love boxing. Some of my earliest memories are watching Mike Tyson fights with my old man, or going to Atlantic City and watching fights with him too. The raw, unbridled nature of the sport attracted me, but as I got older I came to appreciate the rules and regulations of the sport even more. …

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Quick Hits: Looks like Meat’s Back on the Menu Boys!!!

I've been away for a bit, taking care of stuff. Mostly boring things, unfortunately my life isn't all Machine Guns, Muscles and Mustaches. I took the time off mostly to see how the site would "stand" on its own and if I needed to make any drastic improvements. Mostly, I need to continue to publish …

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Quick Hits: Review of Victory At Stalingrad

Geoffrey Roberts is a fairly accomplished and esteemed historian. His writing and works are accessible to folks who do not specialize in history, which is a huge bonus. Victory At Stalingrad by Geoffrey Roberts seems, at first glance, to be a very satisfying, engaging and enjoyable read but reveals some problems upon deeper inspection. It …

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