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Manila: Stalingrad of the Pacific War

There is a great deal of danger in comparing anything to Stalingrad, or in saying that “X is/was the Stalingrad of Y,” if for no other reason than because Stalingrad was unique in the annals of warfare in sheer scale of misery and desolation, and its place in the strategy of the Russo-German War.   517 more words

American History

America's bloodiest day (since the Civil War) that no one talks about

Last week, the New York Times published an in-depth piece (paywall) on the excessive use of force at New York’s Attica prison, stemming in large part from a history of violence and a prison riot that left 43 people dead in 1971. 527 more words

What about Net Neutrality?

What about Net Neutrality?

The telecom industry on Thursday slammed the The Federal Communications Commission’s adoption of sweeping new Internet regulations, warning that the rules are a “radical step” that spells bad news for consumers and the economy. 575 more words

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Inheritance (Part III)

Living History

July 4, Colonial Williamsburg, reunion weekend. It’s bright, and it’s seethingly hot, and it’s humid as a wet towel — in other words, it’s summer in Tidewater Virginia — and there’s sweat literally gushing down my back, like someone left the hose on.

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