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An empire of scoffers. #CurrenteCalamo

IT MAY BE well over fifty years since Dean Acheson made his famous statement that “Great Britain has lost an Empire but not yet found a role” but it still proves useful to the intelligentsia as a stick with which to beat any upstart patriots…

Source: The Fortnightly Review

Espresso

Mohandas K. Gandhi

(1869-1948)

Human Rights Leader

“Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.”

Pledge of Allegiance

It was surprisingly easy.

You would think it would be difficult to reverse more than two hundred years of history, to recover a lost possession of such magnitude. 309 more words

Fiction

Jingo

A Happy Independence Day to our American cousins. Enjoy it as it will be your last.

It is time that the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ruled the world again. 49 more words

Politics

Review: The Maharaja's General by Paul Fraser Collard

5 of 5 stars

My version:
Paperback
Historical Fiction British Empire, India
Headline
2013
Bought

Jack Lark barely survived the Battle of the Alma. As the brutal fight raged, he learned the true duty that came with the officer’s commission he’d taken. 942 more words

Fiction

Calvin Coolidge: Address at the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, Pa.

Fellow Countrymen:

We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. That coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it more wonderful. 4,591 more words

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