Why the military draft makes no sense anymore

Bringing conscription back from the cold After less than ten years from the suspension (in 2010), in March Sweden has decided to reintroduce the military draft, starting in 2018 from the 1999 cohort. The main reason for this change resides in the rising tensions in the area, mainly given by the pressure of Russia and by the recent developments in the…

Comedy of Arts

for you Comedy of hearing Sing any song/melody in your mind. Sing aloud (softly, to yourself) no more than one sound per half minute*. Don’t lose the continuity of the sung melody. One of the sounds can be sung for as long as possible. (for instrumentalists) Perform any musical piece in your mind. Play aloud…

Three Lists About Sex

In his book Sex in Public: The Incarnation of Early Soviet Ideology, Eric Naiman provides some bizarre examples of the rhetoric used in the Soviet Union, during the 1920s, in order to discourage sex and desire. For instance Dr. M. Lemberg, writing in 1925, recommended five rules for “avoiding sexual stimulation”: Never drink alcohol. Sleep…