Author Archives: John C

Hungary builds on Soviet friendship to power itself

Often old Soviet and new Russia have similar ideas to help and thereby control old satellites. Nothing sinister really but it is a lot easier to build on what you have than completely start anew. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage and sit back […]

Slovakia 1942 Right wing Priests try to achieve a seperate Slovak state

The Eastern European Nazi collaborators are tarnished by the association. In Slovakia’s case, for good and ill, these leaders were practicing Catholic Priests. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays offering from The Philatelist. […]

Danzig 1923, a very early airmail stamp from a German city that suddenly found itself outside Germany

Many of the early Danzig stamps are air mail when sending letters that way was expensive. Perhaps subconsciously they were showing the airplanes as a way to maintain a connection to the Fatherland. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage, and sit back in your […]

The United Nations wants to help you with your factory, or did until the developed world realized the implications

Today we look at the cycle of the United Nations. The initial promise, the flawed execution, the abandonment, and then the reassessment to perhaps justify a continuation. So slip on your smoking jacket, fill your pipe, take your first sip of your adult beverage and sit back in your most comfortable chair. Welcome to todays […]