The Abridged Story of the Swiss Square Flag

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Normal national colours are rectangular and let's put it this way... peaceful. That is not the case with the Swiss national colours. Here follows the extraordinary journey of the Swiss flag. Depicted: the Swiss Pantone 485 C Red. The approved colour of the Swiss Confederation's flag. Our story begins in the Middle Ages, up in … Continue reading The Abridged Story of the Swiss Square Flag

What’s the most important war that nobody talks about?

I will preface my answer with Milan Kundera’s epic quote: Czech author Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Kniha smíchu a zapomnění) - (1979). There is something about the Czech esprit de fronde, which has always captured my attention. Ever since I learned about the self-sacrifice of Jan Palach, I started paying more attention … Continue reading What’s the most important war that nobody talks about?