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W. J. Astore: A Nixon Quote Explains the Root of So Many U.S. Foreign Policy Blunders

On 30 April 1970, 45 years ago this month, President Richard M. Nixon ordered an invasion into Cambodia. Explaining his reasoning for widening the war in Southeast Asia, Nixon declared: 428 more words

Opinion Leaders

Ayatollah Khamenei: 'Iran Poses No Threat To Any Country.'

by Jerry Alatalo

n recent days following a statement by U.S. General Martin Dempsey that “military options are still on the table” in dealing with Iran, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei told the world that his country threatens no nation. 953 more words

Earth Matters

A Conversation With Vanessa Veselka (PART 1)

I was first introduced to Vanessa Veselka about ten years ago, when an envelope arrived at my North Beach apartment, from our mutual friend Christine in Portland, containing a computer-printed copy of a short story titled “Il Duce.” I made myself an Irish coffee and read it in the dim living room, overlooking the giant urban schoolyard across the street. 6,220 more words


A Hundred Years On - A Tribute to the ANZACs

Three young lads laid down their tools to heed the PM’s call.

One was just a little bloke, the others six foot tall.

We hear The Empire’s gone to war, we want to do our bit. 457 more words


Lincoln’s assassins were still at large, this day 1865

Wanted poster for murderer of President Lincoln, still at large, 150 years ago this month: #LOC http://t.co/IRCjup0RU0
Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) April 15, 2015

Economic History

Reflections on War and Peace

It’s been three months since I finished reading Tolstoy’s epic work War and Peace and I find that elements of it have remained with me. 968 more words