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Tom is speaking in Belfast, Maine, tonight

The lessons of Churchill and Orwell for the modern world.



Come on down. I will be at Left Bank books at 7:00 p.m., speaking about Churchill, Orwell, and what they have to tell us about dealing with our political situation today.

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at

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