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May 16, 2012 | by James Arger | 0 comment

"Noekken" by Theodor Kittelsen

The morning after

It is with mixed feelings that I sit down to write today. As I am still trying to recover from the loss of Igor Drukov, new information has emerged indicating that Boris Tchevchenko might have been killed by a team of special forces, somewhere in Russia. He might have already more

May 4, 2012 | by James Arger | 1 comment

Moby_Dick_Final_Chase

The Devil’s Name

There is a certain appeal to codenames. In a world turned mundane, where corporate crime has replaced highway bandits, where tax evasion becomes headline material rather than runaway killers, where even major stories too often turn out to be the result of petty manipulations and the basest of motivations, the more

February 7, 2012 | by James Arger | 1 comment

Chinese Warriors

Modern Warfare

Since the dawn of time, Man has spend an inordinate amount of time either preparing for or waging war — and sometimes, recovering from it. War has always been around, to the point that “The Art of War” (an ancient Chinese text from the 6th Century BC) remains, even today, more

December 15, 2011 | by James Arger | 1 comment

The Raven, by Gustave Doré

Unknown Quantity

It’s been a rough couple of weeks since we launched Warmongers inc. From the amount of information we have to retrieve and analyze to the simple task of running a website — we’re starting to feel in way over our heads. But we’re getting there, and patterns are starting to more

December 9, 2011 | by James Arger | 0 comment

Divina Comédia X, Gustave Doré

Days gone by

It used to be a simple world. East versus West, us against them, the Free World and the Communist Bloc. We had the American Dream, they had the Five-Year Plans for the National Economy. We knew who our enemy was, and we knew which ideals we stood for. But History more