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A Tale of Two Insurgencies

What’s this? A comparison between Ronald Reagan and Vladimir Putin by a respected international expert on Harvard’s faculty! Prof. Stephen Walt does not say that the two men are moral equivalents or that Putin deserves our sympathy – in fact he says the opposite – but Walt does draw a surprising parallel between Reagan’s actions in Nicaragua in the 1980s and Putin’s in Ukraine today. Continue reading

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Is Our Media Responsible for Millions of Deaths?

The Huffington Post picked this one up too, so please read it on their website. The only additions needed were that they changed the title from this one, and deleted the following, amazing (but very true) quote from convicted Nazi war criminal Hermann Göring: “Of course the people don’t want war. … But … it is always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it is a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. … All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger. It works the same way in any country.” Continue reading

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