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The Fate of Kurds in Trump Hands

I didn’t think the shame could get worse but it just did. You see, history is my “thing.” So get this: This man is consciously…

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Banana Republic USA?

But I fear this may be bigger than politics. Without some sort of dramatic, highly visible pushback, I think we’ll be in banana republic territory for the foreseeable future.

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The Lightning War and the Will of the British People

On this day in 1940, 300 German aircraft raid London, in the first of 57 consecutive nights of aerial bombardment. This bombing “blitzkrieg” (lightning war)…

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The Revolutionary War and the Treaty of Paris

On this day in 1783, the Treaty of Paris, defining the legal conclusion of the American Revolutionary War, is signed in France. In attendance were…

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Hiroshima and Little Boy

On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. local time, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay drops atom bomb “Little Boy” over the city of Hiroshima….

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The Complex Manhattan Project

On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in…

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