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‘The Night Watch’ of World War II

The 72 men stood in a large room illuminated by just one bulb, “so it was full of lights and shadows which played about on the crowded faces and figures, and created contrasts as marked as any work of Rembrandt.”

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The dynamics of Native American military effectiveness: Horses from the southwest, firearms from the northeast

It’s a rare and joyous thing when you can read an article that changes how you look at an entire subject. This happened to me a couple of days ago when I read an article that one of youse recommended, “The Inter-Tribal Balance of Power on the Great Plains, 1760-1850,” by Colin G. Calloway.

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Amb. Joe Kennedy’s political savvy

“There is no reason to believe Chamberlain will not weather the present storm” — Joseph Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Britain, in a cable to the State Department the day before Chamberlain stepped down, in May 1940.

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How Much Responsibility Does Obama Bear for Where Iraq is Now?

The latest issue of Politico Magazine has a lengthy conversation between several experts on the subject of "Who Lost Iraq?" The piece, which puts the question to ...

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