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Next year we are to bring all the soldiers home For lack of money, and it is all right. Places they guarded, or kept orderly, Must guard themselves, and keep themselves orderly. We want the money for...

On December 31, 2015, a mob of young Arab and North African men, perhaps as many as 1,000, assaulted, groped, harassed, and in some cases even raped European women in Cologne, Germany. It took almost a...
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"There are few words which are used more loosely than the word 'Civilization.' What does it mean? It means a society based upon the opinion of civilians. It means that violence, the rule...
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Who would true valour see, Let him come hither; One here will constant be, Come wind, come weather; There’s no discouragement Shall make him once relent His first avowed intent To...
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On December 3rd, 1945, the President of the United States awarded the Legion of Merit to Marshal Michał Rola Żymierski. Marshal Żymierski would die in 1989 as the last Pole to carry the honorific rank...
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About how America became involved in certain wars, many conspiracy theories have been advanced—and some have been proved correct. When James K. Polk got his declaration of war as Mexico had “shed American blood upon the American...
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The Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Bell, Jr. may declare victory in at least one respect: He succeeded in getting a relatively sedentary homebody to consider afresh the perils of war. Dr. Bell’s book, Just War as Christian...
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"We looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!" Oceans of ink have been spilled in an at­tempt to clarify the origins of the Cold War. Scholarly reputations...
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In The Duel, a riveting account of Churchill’s confrontation with Hitler in the spring and summer of 1940, John Lukacs wrote that Churchill was the opponent of Hitler, the incarnation of the reaction to Hitler, the incarnation...
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John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough Marlborough: His Life and Times. By Winston S. Churchill. 4 vols. (London: George G. Harrap and Company, 1933-38). Not a whit less important than...
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The most successful leader of the 20th century was Winston Churchill. But for twelve years, from 1928 until Dunkirk in 1940, he was totally on the sidelines, almost discredited—because there was no need for a Churchill. Things were...
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"'What shall I do with all my books?' was the question; and the answer, 'Read them,' sobered the questioner. But, if you cannot read them, at any rate handle and, as it...
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Wearing a bow tie is a way of broadcasting an aggressive lack of concern for what other people think.– Warren St. John, The New York Times Bow ties tend to provoke strong reactions. For some they...
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"Certainly the prolonged education indispensable to the progress of Society is not natural to mankind. It cuts against the grain. A boy would like to follow his father in pursuit of food or prey. He would...