Apr/May 2010

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(These are excerpts—click on the title to view the whole piece!)

Up in the Attic

That's what happens when the present goes on too long. You loot the past.

Stanley Jenkins


Old Vinegar in New Bottles

Because he is more than just a chronicler of events with a little analysis thrown in, Carr traces the attitudes and polices that gave rise to the stupidities that followed the conclusion of the first European conflagration, a holocaust in its own right if one looks at the number of dead, almost all soldiers, millions, sometimes tens of thousands in one battle.

Thomas J. Hubschman