Monthly Archives: January 2014

General Douglas MacArthur, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and President Franklin Roosevelt were very different men…

“Still, if bloodlines mean anything, theirs was good stock.  It was enhanced in the New World; Sarah Barney Belcher of Taunton, Massachusetts, the boy colonel’s great-grandmother, became a common ancestor of Douglas MacArthur, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt ― … Continue reading

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What will happen to Putin’s Russia 50 or 60 years after the terminus of the Cold War is, of course, a mystery…

“Still, one matter belonging to the twentieth century, including the Cold War, may be worth mentioning: after nearly a half-century of occupation by Russia, the effects of Russian culture, language, religion, and habits on the peoples of Eastern Europe were … Continue reading

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