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What Does Freedom Mean to You? Putin at Valdai, 2016

American protest songs, lyrically at least, showcase that as an expression of national consciousness, Americans lost their understanding of what freedom means somewhere in the early 1970’s. Sentiment against dictatorships and enslavement of populations gave way to more America-centric problems, … Continue reading

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Sundown in the Somalia of Europe

Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor … Continue reading

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Kiev’s Apologists Don’t Think it Did Anything Wrong.

The Kyiv Post has always been pretty nationalistic, and never had too much time for Russia. It has an inconsistent record on the Ukrainian oligarchy, showing occasional flashes of frankness in which it castigates the idle rich, and depressing runs … Continue reading

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Counting The Dead – Soviet Losses in the Second World War

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I’ve added a new page for research papers – entitled, appropriately enough, “Research Papers”. The first contribution to it (well, I may add some older material to it later, like Jen’s research … Continue reading

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Wanted: Research Assistant. Must Write Braille. Apply to: U.S. Department of State

It was the kind of thing you have to see with your own eyes. Unless you are a reporter who has physical access to U.S. State Department press conferences, that is, in which case you could see it with your … Continue reading

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The Songs of Every Man

From a distance we all have enough, And no one is in need. And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease, No hungry mouths to feed. From a distance, there is harmony, And it echoes through the land. … Continue reading

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Diary of a Madwoman

Laughter, according to Dr. Robert Provine, is part of the universal human vocabulary. We don’t do it consciously; it is an impulse, and we’re all born with the ability – even Dick Cheney, although you may have never seen him … Continue reading

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