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Two paragraphs in Michelle Goldberg’s op today send thrills up my spine

Not chills, no. Thrills. Goldberg visited Ukraine a few years ago and today tells us about some of her Ukrainian contacts, what they’re feeling and thinking, in her op, “Why Ukrainians Believe They Can Win.” Here are the two paragraphs: … Continue reading

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Should the Jan 6 insurrection be compared to the Beer Hall Putsch?

What with the impatience and/or raging despair many people have expressed overĀ  prosecutions for the inciters of the January 6 assault on the Capitol and attempt to overturn the election, it’s sort of understandable why our day of domestic terrorism … Continue reading

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“Freedom for the supporters of the government alone…”

After a lifetime of pretty well ignoring the history of revolutionary communism except for fascinating family anecdotes — one represented by a photograph of Leon Trotsky taken by my Uncle Lou in 1936 or so; it hangs on my wall … Continue reading

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