This Russian Missile Submarine Split In Two and Sits 18,000 Feet Below the Waves

How leaders deal with tragedy can be very telling.

by Michael Peck | The National Interest

Key point: The Soviet Union was more worried about international appearances than the lives of its citizens.

If you’re a sailor on a Russian submarine that sinks in the middle of the ocean, don’t expect much sympathy from the Kremlin.… Continues

Running a Subaru WRX STI up the world’s oldest hill climb

In which I partake in a friendly bit of competition before a weekend at the 2019 Goodwood Revival.


The Shelsley Walsh course is narrow, and there’s absolutely no runoff.Michael Shaffer/Subaru

Nestled in charmingly lush English countryside, you’ll find the world’s oldest continuously running hill climb course.… Continues