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Food for Thought-5 Ways to Be Better Informed About the Ukraine

1.  Listen to news from quality sources.  The BBC and Agence France-Presse do excellent international reporting.

2.  Read this book:

3.  Find a map and become familiar with the geography and city names of the region. 21 more words

Food For Thought

Sport, diplomacy and war...almost

After Stalin died, everything was going to get better. When we heard the news, on the BBC Home Service, early in the morning, I asked my mother if Stalin was in Hell.   1,344 more words

Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts absolutely... Really?

First of all, thanks again to Leon for coming up with the subject for last week. When I first began thinking about power and corruption, I wanted to think of leaders that had remained uncorrupted while in office. 627 more words

The Sum of Our Parts

Our kin, our relatives and those closest to us, profoundly influence the person we become. It takes a concerted, ongoing effort to determine our own destiny. 345 more words

There May Have Been No Iron Curtain if FDR Hadn’t Provoked Japan into War

Chronicles magazine recently had a piece by Taki on the hubbub over the Japanese prime minister visiting their WW II memorial. Taki’s point was mostly what SOBs FDR and Truman were. 356 more words

Yesterday they showed a movie on TV called Pay It Forward. When I saw the trailer prior to watching the movie, the beginning looked an awful like the beginning of the trailer of the Bollywood movie… 58 more words

One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.