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Retribution, American-Style

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 1:28 pm (UTC-4)
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When suicidal hijackers crashed airliners into targets in New York City and Washington 10 years ago, killing almost 3,000 people, U.S. Senator Charles Hagel of Nebraska was in Florida with President George W. Bush. “This is the second Pearl Harbor,” Senator Hagel exclaimed when he heard the news. It’s an analogy that has been repeated […]

Remembering 1942, Sort Of

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 2:43 pm (UTC-4)
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Last month I got a modest but much-appreciated birthday gift — appreciated because the giver knows I love brief historical adventures.  The gift was a booklet, entitled Remember When . . . 1942. That’s my birth year, back in the Pleistocene Epoch. The publisher, Seek Publishing, makes editions for every year from 1920 through 2001. […]

Memories in Stone

Posted January 14th, 2011 at 12:13 pm (UTC-4)
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Whenever I get the chance — and it isn’t often enough — I’ll take my lunch hour across the street from our VOA offices, briskly walking as much of the Washington National Mall as time and weather will allow. So briskly, and so preoccupied by matters at work or the sports conversations streaming into the […]

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