Andrew Alixopulos

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How This Vietnam POW Never Gave Up, Never Lost Hope

On June 5, 1971, Staff Sergeant Jon Cavaiani of the U.S. Army’s Special Forces was shot in the back, peppered with over thirty pieces of shrapnel, …

Thucydides’ Ignored Lesson

Thucydides’ history of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) holds crucial lessons about the nature of great power war, beyond the much-vaunted cause …

16 Dystopian Novels To Read When You Need A Break From the News

The canon of Western literature has never been stingy when it comes to trying to scare the pants off readers with nearly believable situations that …

How the creators of The Expanse created the premiere's battle scenes

Fighting on Mars and in the depths of space<p>The Expanse <i>is a television show based on the novels by James S.A. Corey. Every week, I’ll be taking a look at one moment in each episode of the show’s second season,</i> <i>and</i> <i>chatting with the creators about how it was created</i> <i>and what it means for the larger</i> …

20 Movies With Complicated Endings That’ll Leave You Wondering What You Just Watched

Script writing is a tough job, guys. Ask anyone who ever sat through a night, trying to figure out one single scene. A movie rides on the strength of …

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