Elegy for Our Empire

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Tom Hall: The American Exceptionalism that matters to the rest of the world is the example that we used to set for loving freedom and working for a better world.

The Midnight Ride of….

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Jerry Drucker: The current gang of Pinocchio complex, ‘pants on fire’ Republicans have a penchant for rewriting history and what follows is the imagined GOP rewrite of our U.S. preamble that their corporate masters would desire.

An American Diplomat and A British Soldier Tell their Leaders They Have No Clothes: No to the Afghanistan War Strategy

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When senior policy makers will not be honest with decision makers, sometimes it’s the more junior government employees who have the strength of character and courage to tell their Presidents and Prime Ministers when they and their policies have no clothes.

The School Lunch That Saved Europe

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United States and British planes undertook a heroic mission into the Nazi-occupied part of the Netherlands during the final days of World War II. But their mission had nothing to do with striking the German army. Instead, the British and the Americans were dropping desperately-needed food supplies to the starving Dutch. One British pilot described [...]

Remembering …

by Charley James – Today is Remembrance Day in Canada – what Americans call Veterans Day – and everything other than retailing and restaurants shuts down tight. Canada treats Remembrance Day much more somberly than do US celebrations. This might be the result of how the British mercilessly used the colonial Canadian army as fodder [...]

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