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This is the full documentary from 1983, originally broadcast on the BBC.
I am the son of a veteran. I am the nephew of a veteran. I am the friend of veterans. I am the friend and relative of future veterans. Veterans Day–formerly Armistice Day, marking the end of the “Great War” … Continue reading
Liz Cheney–spawn of Dick–shared her views on Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize on, of course, FOX News. She labeled Obama’s award as a “farce,” not because he is a wartime president but because the Nobel Committee wants us all “to live … Continue reading
When I first heard Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize I reacted with a fair amount of surprise. And then terror. While I have only been a lukewarm supporter of the President’s initial period in office–less than impressed … Continue reading
Beginning in spring 1846, after various diplomatic, informal economic, and unofficial militaristic attempts to take and occupy part of Mexico’s northern frontier, the U.S. declared war on its southern neighbor. A decade after their politically unresolved dispute over Tejas, this … Continue reading
Robert S. McNamara died this morning at the age of 93. If you don’t know who he is, you can read his obituary in the NY Times, the LA Times, or his Wikipedia page. For more in-depth discussions of his … Continue reading