Which is the best canton to live in Switzerland?

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The other day a friend was asking me which European country I would recommend him to immigrate to. Without the slightest hesitation, I told him to go settle in the Swiss Confederation (Confoederatio Helvetica). To my surprise, he followed through by asking me which canton or region I had in mind, given that he spoke … Continue reading Which is the best canton to live in Switzerland?

How strong was the Swiss Military compared to the Germans during World War 2? Would the Swiss have been able to resist a German invasion?

QED - tank numbers are not from WW2. These are the current figures.Si vis pacem para bellum! If you want peace prepare for war! Svizzeri armatissimi et libertissimi! Machiavelli said that 500 years ago. He meant to say that the Swiss owe their liberty to their arms! If Hitler had invaded Switzerland and implemented Operation … Continue reading How strong was the Swiss Military compared to the Germans during World War 2? Would the Swiss have been able to resist a German invasion?

The Rise of the Moron

Every now and then a public figure emerges from the nameless masses by making a distinct case or by ejaculating nonsense. Sometimes, there may even be a seed of truth or logic to what they’re saying. Sadly, this is fast becoming a rare occurrence. Also, let me be clear. The next case has nothing to … Continue reading The Rise of the Moron

Winston Churchill and The Denial of Death

Winston Churchill was the greatest English man who ever lived. Let me explain. "Churchill mobilized the English language and sent it into battle," as Lord Viscount Halifax noted after his famous June 4, 1940 speech in the Commons. Mr. Churchill achieved that which was thought impossible by his enemies, his friends, and those fence-sitters who … Continue reading Winston Churchill and The Denial of Death