The John Batchelor Show

By John Batchelor

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Dan Y
 Apr 17, 2020
master of story telling, radio journalism at it's finest, this is how it's done

Jack Drury
 Mar 18, 2020
One of the best all-around podcasts out there. It appeals to the seeker in all of us, as it covers, science, history, geopolitics, philosophy...an exhausting list of topics that will always keep you thinking!


 Sep 29, 2019
Best radio show / podcast hands down. Most thoughtful conversation around. Space exploration, geopolitics, literature, history, culture, philosophy... The show has it all.


 Jan 5, 2019

Longtime listener
 Dec 7, 2018
Thoughtful conversations with authors and policy analysts.

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The John Batchelor Show is a hard news-analysis radio program on current events, world history, global politics and natural sciences. Based in New York City for two decades, the show has travelled widely to report, from the Middle East to the South Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula and East Asia.

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https://news.yahoo.com/putin-host-leaders-armenia-azerbaijan-123624281.html
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Border breakdown tragedy in fragile Nagorno-Karabakh & What is to be done? Brenda Shaffer @ProfBShaffer @FDD

https://news.yahoo.com/putin-host-leaders-armenia-azerbaijan-123624281.html
Nov 30, 2021
The Biden Administration, the Clinton Administration talks and strong dollar talk. @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets @Forbes
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The Biden Administration, the Clinton Administration  talks and strong dollar talk. @JohnTamny @RealClearMarkets @Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2021/11/28/looking-for-the-source-of-the-hard-left-rhetoric-from-a-non-ideological-joe-biden/?sh=7be5b437b3b9
Nov 30, 2021
"Mother Treason" #Unbound. A story from the collection, _Gordon Liddy Is My Muse,_ by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 67 minutes. Read by John Batchelor.
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"Mother Treason" #Unbound. A story from the collection, _Gordon Liddy Is My Muse,_ by John Calvin Batchelor. The complete 67 minutes. Read by John Batchelor.

Gordon Liddy Is My Muse, Hardcover;  by John Calvin Batchelor  

https://www.amazon.com/Gordon-Liddy-My-Muse-Tommy/dp/080503790X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


In nine darkly comic episodes that range from Moscow to Hollywood, the conservative spy novelist Tommy "Tip" Paine offers this postmodern, picaresque chase across our contemporary oral landscape

Nov 29, 2021
Gregory Zuckerman #UNBOUND. The Complete Seventy-Seven Minute Interview. November 14, 2021.
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Gregory Zuckerman #UNBOUND. The Complete Seventy-Seven Minute Interview. November 14, 2021.

 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman   @GZuckerman -  Hardcover – October 26, 2021


Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug-and vaccine-makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response.
 
It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with scepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus that was holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed.
Nov 29, 2021
#UkraineCrisis: The Kremlin's POV & What is to be done? H.J. Mackinder #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: Medal of the Russian Defense Ministry "For the return of Crimea" (Russian: За возвращение Крыма), 20 February – 18 March 2014.

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#UkraineCrisis: The Kremlin's POV & What is to be done? H.J. Mackinder #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://news.yahoo.com/putin-deadly-serious-neutralizing-ukraine-203843482.html
Nov 29, 2021
#UkraineCrisis: Kiev's POV; & What is to be done? H. J. Mackinder #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: Mishchanska Church, Odessa.

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#UkraineCrisis: Kiev's POV & What is to be done? H.J. Mackinder #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/ukraine-zelensky-russia-coup/2021/11/26/16e51c80-4e0d-11ec-a7b8-9ed28bf23929_story.html
Nov 29, 2021
#UkraineCrisis: NATO's POV; & What is to be done? H. J. Mackinder #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:  Masłowski Jarema's opinion.

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#UkraineCrisis: NATO's POV & What is to be done? H.J. Mackinder #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nato-chief-russia-ukraine-military-buildup/
Nov 29, 2021
Devin Nunes #Unbound: Countdown to Socialism. The complete, twenty-six-minute interview, September 15, 2020
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Photo:  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: photo from a gulag

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Devin Nunes #Unbound: The complete, 26-minute interview, August 2021


Countdown to Socialism, by Devin Nunes; paperback

 

https://www.amazon.com/Countdown-Socialism-Devin-Nunes/dp/1641771860/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=devin+nunes&qid=1631483495&s=books&sr=1-1

This pamphlet exposes how the Democratic Party has changed beyond recognition. Once the party of anti-communism and tax-cutting under President Kennedy, it is now dominated by a surging socialist movement and led by a presidential candidate who vows to “transform” America.

On a near-daily basis, the Democrats are issuing radical proposals to socialize medicine, industry, and higher education. So how can the Democrats win elections when their agenda is so far to the left of the American people?

That’s easy―it’s because the means of public debate are being manipulated.

In this explosive Encounter Broadside, Congressman Devin Nunes exposes the nexus between the Democratic Party, the mainstream media, and the social media corporations. These three entities cooperate to blast out the Democrats’ message and downplay their extremism while suppressing and censoring conservative points of view.

Tens of millions of Americans are only seeing one side of the debate. The information they get from newspapers and social media is not “news”―it’s contrived content designed to help one political party and punish its opponents.

In the run-up to the most consequential election of our lifetime, read this book to learn how your information is being skewed and regulated to force America onto the path to socialism.

About Encounter Broadsides: In the late eighteenth century, pamphlets electrified the colonies and helped to forge American democracy as we know it. Encounter Broadsides seek to revive this medium to make the case for ordered liberty and democratic capitalism in our time. Read them in a sitting and come away knowing the best we can hope for and the worst we must fear. 
 
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Nov 29, 2021
Charlie Pellegrino #Unbound: Vesuvius; the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 18, 2021. LXX GLXXG
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Photo: Vesuvius eruption, 1767

Charlie Pellegrino #Unbound: the complete, twenty-minute interview, June 18, 2021. LXX GLXXG

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Finding the Hero of Herculaneum two thousand years later. Charles Pellegrino
https://news.yahoo.com/2-000-old-skeleton-roman-135559332.html

Ghosts of Vesuvius: A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections    Paperback – August 9, 2005 by Charles R Pellegrino


https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Vesuvius-Pompeii-Strange-Connections/dp/0060751002

A fascinating look at Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Vesuvius eruption in comparison with other historically significant volcanic eruptions, including the World Trade Center disaster. 

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which obliterated the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, was a disaster that resounds to this day. Now, the palaeontologist Charles Pellegrino presents a wealth of new knowledge about the doomed towns—and brings to vivid life the people, their last moments, and the aftermath. 

The lessons learned from modern scrutiny of that ancient eruption produce disturbing echoes in the present. Dr Pellegrino, who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, shares his unique knowledge of the strange physics of volcanic 'downblast' and 'collapse column', drawing a direct link from past to present, and providing readers with a poignant glimpse into the last moments of the 'American Vesuvius'.



Nov 29, 2021
Roya Hakakian #Unbound. Beginner's Guide to America. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021
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Photo:  The emigrant's letter.  Library of Congress.



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Roya Hakakian #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 29, 2021


A Beginner's Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious. Hardcover – Deckle Edge, March 16, 2021. by Roya Hakakian

https://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Guide-America-Immigrant-Curious/dp/0525656065/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1622853677&sr=1-1

A stirring, witty, and poignant glimpse into the bewildering American immigrant experience from someone who has lived it. Also, a mirror held up to America.

Into the maelstrom of unprecedented contemporary debates about immigrants in the United States, this perfectly timed book gives us a portrait of what the new immigrant experience in America is really like. Written as a "guide" for the newly arrived, and providing "practical information and advice," Roya Hakakian, an immigrant herself, reveals what those who settle here love about the country, what they miss about their homes, the cruelty of some Americans, and the unceasing generosity of others. She captures the texture of life in a new place in all its complexity, laying bare both its beauty and its darkness as she discusses race, sex, love, death, consumerism, and what it is like to be from a country that is in America's crosshairs. Her tenderly perceptive and surprisingly humorous account invites us to see ourselves as we appear to others, making it possible for us to rediscover our many American gifts through the perspective of the outsider. In shattering myths and embracing painful contradictions that are unique to this place, A Beginner's Guide to America is Hakakian's candid love letter to America
 

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Nov 29, 2021
#ClassicHotelMars: What Use Colonies in Near Space? Rod Pyle, Ad Astra Magazine. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:   Artist's concept of a space colony.  Interior view. Art work: Don Davis. Credit: NASA Ames Research Center.


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#ClassicHotelMars: What Use Colonies in Near Space? Rod Pyle, Ad Astra Magazine. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://adastramagazine.com
Nov 29, 2021
2/2: #ClassicRichardEpstein: The SEC, Existential Climate Change, & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:  Winter landscape with frozen river; Holland, long ago.


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2/2: #ClassicRichardEpstein: The SEC,  Existential Climate Change, & What is to be done?  @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.hoover.org/research/climate-disclosures-and-their-stealth-mission

A huge fraction of the Biden administration’s regulatory policy is driven by its persistent fear of climate change. Chief among its initiatives are ambitious programs to reduce the United States’ dependence on fossil fuels by pushing for an increase in wind and solar energy reliance
Nov 29, 2021
1/2: #ClassicRichardEpstein: The SEC, Existential Climate Change, & What is to be done? @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:   Takes oath as S.E.C. Commissioner. Washington, D.C., Dec. 2. Rep. Edward C. Eicher of Iowa, recently appointed by President Roosevelt to be a member of the Securities and Exchanges Commission, is pictured being administered the oath of office today by Francis P. Brassor, left, Secretary of the Commision. Chairman William O. Douglas is in the center


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1/2: #ClassicRichardEpstein: The SEC,  Existential Climate Change, & What is to be done?  @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.hoover.org/research/climate-disclosures-and-their-stealth-mission

A huge fraction of the Biden administration’s regulatory policy is driven by its persistent fear of climate change. Chief among its initiatives are ambitious programs to reduce the United States’ dependence on fossil fuels by pushing for an increase in wind and solar energy reliance




Nov 29, 2021
#Omicron: Alarms from Sydney to London to Milano. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales, Australia #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:   Melchiorre Gherardini, Piazza S. Babila, Milan, during the plague of 1630: plague carts carry the dead for burial.


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#Omicron: Alarms from Sydney to London to Milano. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales, Australia #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/urgent-testing-after-sydney-airport-arrivals-from-southern-africa-test-positive-to-covid-19-20211128-p59crf.html

Nov 28, 2021
#Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus study the Antonine Plague of Marcus Aurelius for insights in the Covid-19 reports. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: Antonine Plague:  A group of physicians in an image from the Vienna Dioscurides, named after the physician Galen shown at the top centre.

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#Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus study the Antonine Plague of Marcus Aurelius for insights in the Covid-19 reports. Michael Vlahos.  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonine_Plague
Nov 28, 2021
Fourteen Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 22, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo: Afghanistan flag, 1997-2001

Fourteen Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 22, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 28, 2021
Thirteen Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 15, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Map of Afghanistan, 1999

Thirteen Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 15, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 28, 2021
Twelve Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 8, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  An Afghan man waved an Afghanistan national flag during a school opening ceremony in Marjah, Afghanistan, Sept. 16, 2011. The school opening provided Afghan children the opportunity to receive education, many of whom were entering a formal classroom for the first time. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Anthony Quintanilla)

Twelve Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 8, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 28, 2021
Eleven Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 1, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Eleven Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 1, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 28, 2021
Ten Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 25, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Nawaz letter with seal, 300s or 400s.

Letter written on parchment in the Fourth or Fifth century in the northern Hindu Kush region (in modern Afghanistan). Ten lines of Bactrian language in Greek cursive script in which Nawaz instructs Ram-yol, the recipient, to give good treatment to a third individual named Siz-bur. The letter is a palimpsest, written over an earlier, illegible document, with lines of the earlier writing visible in the margins on the left and bottom edges (no margins on right and top edges); writing is also visible on the verso. A strip almost cut away along the bottom edge is threaded through a clay seal of a divine face surrounded by a sunburst. Medieval.

Ten Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 25, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 28, 2021
Nine Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 18, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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 Photo:  Amir Abdur Rahman Khan, King of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901, having dinner with his officials.

Nine Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 18, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 28, 2021
Eight Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 11, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  The Shahzada on the march from Kandahar to Kabul. The Shahzada is the Prince, a son of Habibullah Khan, King of Afghanistan from 1901 to 1919.

Eight Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 11, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 28, 2021
Seven Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 4, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  This photograph of British troops signaling is from an album of rare historical photographs depicting people and places associated with the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

Signaling in the British Army at that time was performed by the Corps of the Royal Engineers. They used electric telegraphy in regions that had telegraph lines. Hand-held flags, fires for nighttime communications, and different types of non-electrical semaphores [pron.: seh-mah-for-ehz] were used for campaigns in less-developed regions, such as Afghanistan. The seated soldier who is facing right uses a telescope to view the horizon; other soldiers operate rod (Chappe) semaphores with maneuverable arms, as well as heliograph semaphores (mirrors that transmit reflected light signals in Morse code). The Second Anglo-Afghan War began in November 1878 when Great Britain, fearful of what it saw as growing Russian influence in Afghanistan, invaded the country from British India. The first phase of the war ended in May 1879 with the Treaty of Gandamak, which permitted the Afghans to maintain internal sovereignty but forced them to cede control over their foreign policy to the British. Fighting resumed in September 1879, after an anti-British uprising in Kabul, and finally concluded in September 1880 with the decisive Battle of Kandahar. 
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Seven Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 4, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 28, 2021
Six Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 27, 2021. @LongWarJournal @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  A British encampment in Dakka, Afghanistan.

Six Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 27, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 28, 2021
Five Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 20, 2021. @LongWarJournal @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  This photograph of a battery of mules is from an album of rare historical photographs depicting people and places associated with the Second Anglo-Afghan War. 

Mules historically were used by armies to transport supplies in difficult terrain and, occasionally, as mobile firing platforms for smaller cannons. Mules were also used to tow heavier wheeled field guns through treacherous mountain trails in Afghanistan. One of these slightly larger field guns sits in the left foreground of the photograph, surrounded by sepoys (Indian soldiers in the British Army). 
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Five Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 20, 2021. @LongWarJournal
Nov 28, 2021
Four Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 13, 2021. @LongWarJournal @Batchelorshow
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Four Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 13, 2021. @LongWarJournal
Nov 28, 2021
Two Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 30, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @BatchelorShow .
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Photo:  Stamp of Afghanistan - 1961 - Pomegranate Punica granatum
 
In general, fruit from Afghanistan, from the Osh Valley in Uzbekistan, from Iran and Azerbaijan, are sweeter, more perfumed, and greatly more delicious than fruit found in Europe or the US.  Speculation is that the summers are hotter and the water is more favorable.



Two Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 30, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 28, 2021
One Week after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 23, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow .
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One Week after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 23, 2021. @LongWarJournal.  @Batchelorshow
Nov 28, 2021
#Ukraine: Putin aims for a summit with Biden & What is to be done? H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:  Russia

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#Ukraine: Putin aims for a summit with Biden & What is to be done? H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-26/ukraine-update-kremlin-sees-confrontation-as-way-to-get-through-to-the-west?srnd=politics-vp&sref=5g4GmFHo

Nov 27, 2021
#Omicron: What we don't know is critical. @HenryIMiller HenryMillerMD.org @PacificResearch #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: Life-cycle of a typical virus (left to right);  following infection of a cell by a single virus, hundreds of offspring are released..


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#Omicron: What we don't know is critical. @HenryIMiller HenryMillerMD.org @PacificResearch #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03552-w
Nov 27, 2021
#Omicron: Italy watching both the Fourth Wave and the unknown of Omicron. Lorenzo Fiori, Anslado Foundation, Milan and Genoa. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:  Medical masks.  A plebeian common denominator for us all.

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#Omicron: Italy watching both the Fourth Wave and the unknown of Omicron. Lorenzo Fiori, Anslado Foundation, Milan and Genoa. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.wsj.com/articles/southern-africas-new-covid-19-variant-prompts-wave-of-travel-restrictions-11637920491?mod=hp_lead_pos2
Nov 27, 2021
1/4 Jeff McCausland #Unbound. Gettysburg Leadership—the complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.
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Photo:  Detail of the 1883 cyclorama painting, The Battle of Gettysburg, "The High Water Mark at Gettysburg"

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1/4     Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.

Battle Tested! Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler (Author), Walter Dixon (Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Tested-Gettysburg-Leadership-Lessons/dp/1642934534

In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to learn as much as possible from the examples of history—the disasters as well as the triumphs. At Gettysburg, Union and Confederate commanders faced a series of critical leadership challenges under the enormous stress of combat. The fate of the nation hung in the balance. Each of these leaders responded in different ways, but the concepts and principles they applied during those traumatic three days contain critical lessons for today’s leaders that are both useful and applicable—whether those leaders manage operations at a large corporation, supervise a public institution, lead an athletic team, or govern a state or municipality.  

In the twenty-first century, leadership is the indispensable quality that separates successful organizations from failures. Successful leaders communicate vision, motivate team members, and inspire trust. One must move both people and the collective organization into the future while, at the same time, dealing with the past. A leader must learn to master the dynamic requirements of decision-making and change.

Nov 27, 2021
2/4 Jeff McCausland #Unbound. Gettysburg Leadership—the complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.
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Photo:  "A gun and gunners that repulsed Pickett's Charge" (from The Photographic History of the Civil War). This was Andrew Cowan's 1st New York Artillery Battery.

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2/4    Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.

Battle Tested! Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler (Author), Walter Dixon (Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Tested-Gettysburg-Leadership-Lessons/dp/1642934534

In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to learn as much as possible from the examples of history—the disasters as well as the triumphs. At Gettysburg, Union and Confederate commanders faced a series of critical leadership challenges under the enormous stress of combat. The fate of the nation hung in the balance. Each of these leaders responded in different ways, but the concepts and principles they applied during those traumatic three days contain critical lessons for today’s leaders that are both useful and applicable—whether those leaders manage operations at a large corporation, supervise a public institution, lead an athletic team, or govern a state or municipality.  

In the twenty-first century, leadership is the indispensable quality that separates successful organizations from failures. Successful leaders communicate vision, motivate team members, and inspire trust. One must move both people and the collective organization into the future while, at the same time, dealing with the past. A leader must learn to master the dynamic requirements of decision-making and change.




Nov 27, 2021
3/4 Jeff McCausland #Unbound. Gettysburg Leadership—the complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.
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Photo: An engraving of Pickett's charge at Gettysburg by Alfred Swinton after Alfred Waud.  1903

Text Appearing after Image: 416 GENERAL GEORGE E. PICKETT. The principal part of the Federal army was on the north side of theChickahominy. Hill's division of the Confederate forces met this large force with impetuous courage. Some of his brigades were broken. The National forces were steadily gaining ground. Jackson had not arrived;.It was a critical moment. Three brigades under Wilcox were ordered forward against the Federal left flank, to make a diversion in favor of the attacking columns. Picketts brigade, making an independent diversionon the left of these brigades, developed the strong position and force ofthe Federals in Longstreets front. ORDERS FOR A GENERAL ADVANCE. The latter at once resolved to change the feint into an attack, andorders for a general advance were issued. At this moment StonewallJackson arrived, and the air was rent with shouts. Pickett's brigade ,supported by part of Anderson's brigade, swept on to the charge with fierce grandeur.

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3/4  Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.

Battle Tested! Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler (Author), Walter Dixon (Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Tested-Gettysburg-Leadership-Lessons/dp/1642934534

In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to learn as much as possible from the examples of history—the disasters as well as the triumphs. At Gettysburg, Union and Confederate commanders faced a series of critical leadership challenges under the enormous stress of combat. The fate of the nation hung in the balance. Each of these leaders responded in different ways, but the concepts and principles they applied during those traumatic three days contain critical lessons for today’s leaders that are both useful and applicable—whether those leaders manage operations at a large corporation, supervise a public institution, lead an athletic team, or govern a state or municipality.  

In the twenty-first century, leadership is the indispensable quality that separates successful organizations from failures. Successful leaders communicate vision, motivate team members, and inspire trust. One must move both people and the collective organization into the future while, at the same time, dealing with the past. A leader must learn to master the dynamic requirements of decision-making and change.

Nov 27, 2021
4/4 Jeff McCausland #Unbound. Gettysburg Leadership—the complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.
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Photo: Father Corby statue.  "The command 'Forward' immediately follows the sacred words of the priest, and the Irish have at once rushed into the thickest of the fight."  —Comte de Paris

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4/4   Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.

Battle Tested! Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler (Author), Walter Dixon (Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Tested-Gettysburg-Leadership-Lessons/dp/1642934534

In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to learn as much as possible from the examples of history—the disasters as well as the triumphs. At Gettysburg, Union and Confederate commanders faced a series of critical leadership challenges under the enormous stress of combat. The fate of the nation hung in the balance. Each of these leaders responded in different ways, but the concepts and principles they applied during those traumatic three days contain critical lessons for today’s leaders that are both useful and applicable—whether those leaders manage operations at a large corporation, supervise a public institution, lead an athletic team, or govern a state or municipality.  

In the twenty-first century, leadership is the indispensable quality that separates successful organizations from failures. Successful leaders communicate vision, motivate team members, and inspire trust. One must move both people and the collective organization into the future while, at the same time, dealing with the past. A leader must learn to master the dynamic requirements of decision-making and change.


Nov 27, 2021
1/4 James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG
635
Photo: "Measuring timber to build a new school."  Malawi

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James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG


1/4   Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley 


“James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.”


—Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University


Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America’s nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them? 


Enter James Tooley’s Really Good Schools.


A distinguished scholar of education and the world’s foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world’s most impoverished communities located in some of the world’s most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan. 

And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist. 

Why? 

Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist.

But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families.

In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions:

■ What proportion of poor children is served?
■ How good are the private schools? 
■ What are the business models for these schools? 
■ And can they be replicated and improved? 

The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost.

Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.


Nov 27, 2021
2/4 James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG
495
Photo: Group of Girls of a Music School - Mysore, c1890  


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James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG


2/4   Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley 


“James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.”
—Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America’s nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them? 

Enter James Tooley’s Really Good Schools.

A distinguished scholar of education and the world’s foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world’s most impoverished communities located in some of the world’s most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan. 

And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist. 

Why? 

Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist.

But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families.

In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions:

■ What proportion of poor children is served?
■ How good are the private schools? 
■ What are the business models for these schools? 
■ And can they be replicated and improved? 

The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost.

Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.


Nov 27, 2021
3/4 James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG
710
Photo: In the Nepali mountains of Kavre province, a region close to six hours outside the nation's capital, Kathmandu, reconstruction of a small school for children ages 1 to 12 took place.

Due in part to donations made by KILROY staff and the KILROY Foundation in October 2015, volunteers from 18 different countries, in association with The Green Lion Organization, joined hands with the local community of Sikdel to help rebuild what had been the town's primary school. Volunteers are invited to go to:
KilroyFoundation.net




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James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG


3/4   Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley 


“James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.”
—Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America’s nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them? 

Enter James Tooley’s Really Good Schools.

A distinguished scholar of education and the world’s foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world’s most impoverished communities located in some of the world’s most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan. 

And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist. 

Why? 

Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist.

But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families.

In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions:

■ What proportion of poor children is served?
■ How good are the private schools? 
■ What are the business models for these schools? 
■ And can they be replicated and improved? 

The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost.

Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.

Nov 27, 2021
4/4 James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG
530
Photo: School in Egypt, 1856


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James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG


4/4     Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley 


“James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.”
—Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America’s nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them? 

Enter James Tooley’s Really Good Schools.

A distinguished scholar of education and the world’s foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world’s most impoverished communities located in some of the world’s most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan. 

And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist. 

Why? 

Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist.

But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families.

In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions:

■ What proportion of poor children is served?
■ How good are the private schools? 
■ What are the business models for these schools? 
■ And can they be replicated and improved? 

The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost.

Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.



Nov 27, 2021
1/4 Nicholas Thomas #Unbound Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. Hardcover. The complete, forty-minute interview, June 15, 2021
565
Photo:   A Fijian druas.

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1/4   Nicholas Thomas: #Unbound the complete, 40-minute interview, June 15, 2021

Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. Hardcover – June 15, 2021; by Nicholas Thomas

An award-winning scholar explores the sixty-thousand-year history of the Pacific islands in this dazzling, deeply researched account.

The islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia stretch across a huge expanse of ocean and encompass a multitude of different peoples. Starting with Captain James Cook, the earliest European explorers to visit the Pacific were astounded and perplexed to find populations thriving thousands of miles from continents. Who were these people? From where did they come? And how were they able to reach islands dispersed over such vast tracts of ocean?

In Voyagers, the distinguished anthropologist Nicholas Thomas charts the course of the seaborne migrations that populated the islands between Asia and the Americas from late prehistory onward. Drawing on the latest research, including insights gained from genetics, linguistics, and archaeology, Thomas provides a dazzling account of these long-distance migrations, the seagoing technologies that enabled them, and the societies they left in their wake.

Nov 27, 2021
2/4 Nicholas Thomas #Unbound Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. Hardcover. The complete, forty-minute interview, June 15, 2021
565
Photo: 17th-century depiction of a Visayan karakoa, a very large double-outrigger warship


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2/4   Nicholas Thomas: #Unbound the complete, 40-minute interview, June 15, 2021

Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. Hardcover – June 15, 2021; by Nicholas Thomas

An award-winning scholar explores the sixty-thousand-year history of the Pacific islands in this dazzling, deeply researched account.

The islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia stretch across a huge expanse of ocean and encompass a multitude of different peoples. Starting with Captain James Cook, the earliest European explorers to visit the Pacific were astounded and perplexed to find populations thriving thousands of miles from continents. Who were these people? From where did they come? And how were they able to reach islands dispersed over such vast tracts of ocean?

In Voyagers, the distinguished anthropologist Nicholas Thomas charts the course of the seaborne migrations that populated the islands between Asia and the Americas from late prehistory onward. Drawing on the latest research, including insights gained from genetics, linguistics, and archaeology, Thomas provides a dazzling account of these long-distance migrations, the seagoing technologies that enabled them, and the societies they left in their wake.

Nov 27, 2021
3/4 Nicholas Thomas #Unbound Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. Hardcover. The complete, forty-minute interview, June 15, 2021
820
Photo: Rapa Nui, Easter Island, 1853

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 3/4    Nicholas Thomas: #Unbound the complete, 40-minute interview, June 15, 2021

Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. Hardcover – June 15, 2021; by Nicholas Thomas

An award-winning scholar explores the sixty-thousand-year history of the Pacific islands in this dazzling, deeply researched account.

The islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia stretch across a huge expanse of ocean and encompass a multitude of different peoples. Starting with Captain James Cook, the earliest European explorers to visit the Pacific were astounded and perplexed to find populations thriving thousands of miles from continents. Who were these people? From where did they come? And how were they able to reach islands dispersed over such vast tracts of ocean?

In Voyagers, the distinguished anthropologist Nicholas Thomas charts the course of the seaborne migrations that populated the islands between Asia and the Americas from late prehistory onward. Drawing on the latest research, including insights gained from genetics, linguistics, and archaeology, Thomas provides a dazzling account of these long-distance migrations, the seagoing technologies that enabled them, and the societies they left in their wake.

Nov 27, 2021
4/4 Nicholas Thomas #Unbound Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. Hardcover. The complete, forty-minute interview, June 15, 2021
420
Photo: Typical patterns created by ancestors of today's Polynesians.

("The term Lapita refers to an ancient Pacific culture that archaeologists believe to be the common ancestor of the contemporary cultures of Polynesia, Micronesia, and some areas of Melanesia. The culture takes its name from the site of Lapita in New Caledonia, one of the first places in which its distinctive pottery was discovered. While archaeologists debate the precise region where Lapita culture itself developed, the ancestors of the Lapita people came originally from Southeast Asia.")

("Archaeological evidence of human occupation of the western Pacific [Near Oceania] dates from at least 40,000 years before present [BP]. The eastern extreme of this initial human presence reached the Solomon Islands by ≈30,000 BP. After 3,500 BP, sophisticated maritime technology enabled human expansion beyond this region of initial settlement and eastwards into Remote Oceania, as far as Tonga and Samoa. This latter process was associated variously with (i) an archaeological entity sometimes referred to as the Lapita cultural complex, (ii) ancestral Polynesian populations, and (iii) the introduction of Austronesian languages to Remote Oceania. Humans first arrived in western Polynesia [Tonga and Samoa] earlier than 3,000 BP. Subsequently, the settlement of central and east Polynesia began, by conservative estimates, by 1,500 BP. ")

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4/4     Nicholas Thomas: #Unbound the complete, 40-minute interview, June 15, 2021

Voyagers: The Settlement of the Pacific. Hardcover – June 15, 2021; by Nicholas Thomas

An award-winning scholar explores the sixty-thousand-year history of the Pacific islands in this dazzling, deeply researched account.

The islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia stretch across a huge expanse of ocean and encompass a multitude of different peoples. Starting with Captain James Cook, the earliest European explorers to visit the Pacific were astounded and perplexed to find populations thriving thousands of miles from continents. Who were these people? From where did they come? And how were they able to reach islands dispersed over such vast tracts of ocean?

In Voyagers, the distinguished anthropologist Nicholas Thomas charts the course of the seaborne migrations that populated the islands between Asia and the Americas from late prehistory onward. Drawing on the latest research, including insights gained from genetics, linguistics, and archaeology, Thomas provides a dazzling account of these long-distance migrations, the seagoing technologies that enabled them, and the societies they left in their wake.


Nov 27, 2021
1/4 Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder. @PedderSophie
660
Photo:  La politique francaise:  Catherine de Medici gazing at Protestants massacred in the aftermath of the massacre of St. Bartholomew.


1/4   Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie 

CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor
CBS Audio Network

@Batchelorshow

https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Française-Emmanuel-Macron-reinvent/dp/1472948602

The extraordinary story of how an outsider candidate—an unknown technocrat and economics minister on the fringes of French politics—made his way to the Élysée palace, with expert analysis of his first year in office.

Two years after Emmanuel Macron came from nowhere to seize the French presidency, Sophie Pedder, The Economist's Paris bureau chief, tells the story of his remarkable rise and time in office so far. In this paperback edition, published with a new foreword by the author, Pedder reflects on Macron's troubles and triumphs: his dwindling popularity; the 'gilets jaunes' protests and resulting civil unrest; his efforts to transform France and lead the global fight against climate change; the Benalla affair; his erratic relationships with Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Theresa May, and the future of the European project. 

On the eve of important European elections, and with nationalist and populist forces rising across the continent, she considers whether Macron can hold the centre ground and defend the multilateral liberal order against the axis of such figures as Italy's Matteo Salvini and Hungary's Viktor Orbán. Pedder also analyses the domestic situation in France, the evolution of En Marche, and the fall-out from Macron's controversial reforms.
Meticulously researched and written in Pedder's gripping and immensely readable style, this is the essential, authoritative account for anyone wishing to understand Macron and the future of France in the world.

Nov 27, 2021
2/4 Sophie Pedder #UNBOUND. Révolution Française, the complete forty-minute interview, July 17, 2021.
470
Photo:  Obverse and reverse of the Great Seal of the French Republic

2/4  Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie 

CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor
CBS Audio Network

@Batchelorshow

https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Française-Emmanuel-Macron-reinvent/dp/1472948602

The extraordinary story of how an outsider candidate—an unknown technocrat and economics minister on the fringes of French politics—made his way to the Élysée palace, with expert analysis of his first year in office.

Two years after Emmanuel Macron came from nowhere to seize the French presidency, Sophie Pedder, The Economist's Paris bureau chief, tells the story of his remarkable rise and time in office so far. In this paperback edition, published with a new foreword by the author, Pedder reflects on Macron's troubles and triumphs: his dwindling popularity; the 'gilets jaunes' protests and resulting civil unrest; his efforts to transform France and lead the global fight against climate change; the Benalla affair; his erratic relationships with Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Theresa May, and the future of the European project. 

On the eve of important European elections, and with nationalist and populist forces rising across the continent, she considers whether Macron can hold the centre ground and defend the multilateral liberal order against the axis of such figures as Italy's Matteo Salvini and Hungary's Viktor Orbán. Pedder also analyses the domestic situation in France, the evolution of En Marche, and the fall-out from Macron's controversial reforms.
Meticulously researched and written in Pedder's gripping and immensely readable style, this is the essential, authoritative account for anyone wishing to understand Macron and the future of France in the world.

Nov 27, 2021
3/4 Sophie Pedder #UNBOUND. Révolution Française, the complete forty-minute interview, July 17, 2021.
795
Photo:   Élysée Palace, 2020

3/4   Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie 

CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor
CBS Audio Network

@Batchelorshow

https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Française-Emmanuel-Macron-reinvent/dp/1472948602

The extraordinary story of how an outsider candidate—an unknown technocrat and economics minister on the fringes of French politics—made his way to the Élysée palace, with expert analysis of his first year in office.

Two years after Emmanuel Macron came from nowhere to seize the French presidency, Sophie Pedder, The Economist's Paris bureau chief, tells the story of his remarkable rise and time in office so far. In this paperback edition, published with a new foreword by the author, Pedder reflects on Macron's troubles and triumphs: his dwindling popularity; the 'gilets jaunes' protests and resulting civil unrest; his efforts to transform France and lead the global fight against climate change; the Benalla affair; his erratic relationships with Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Theresa May, and the future of the European project. 

On the eve of important European elections, and with nationalist and populist forces rising across the continent, she considers whether Macron can hold the centre ground and defend the multilateral liberal order against the axis of such figures as Italy's Matteo Salvini and Hungary's Viktor Orbán. Pedder also analyses the domestic situation in France, the evolution of En Marche, and the fall-out from Macron's controversial reforms.
Meticulously researched and written in Pedder's gripping and immensely readable style, this is the essential, authoritative account for anyone wishing to understand Macron and the future of France in the world.

Nov 27, 2021
4/4 Sophie Pedder #UNBOUND. Révolution Française, the complete forty-minute interview, July 17, 2021.
445
Photo:  The old town of Amiens, Emanuel Macron's childhood hometown, at the beginning of the 20th century

4/4     Révolution Française, by Sophie Pedder.  @PedderSophie 

CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor
CBS Audio Network

@Batchelorshow

https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Française-Emmanuel-Macron-reinvent/dp/1472948602

The extraordinary story of how an outsider candidate—an unknown technocrat and economics minister on the fringes of French politics—made his way to the Élysée palace, with expert analysis of his first year in office.

Two years after Emmanuel Macron came from nowhere to seize the French presidency, Sophie Pedder, The Economist's Paris bureau chief, tells the story of his remarkable rise and time in office so far. In this paperback edition, published with a new foreword by the author, Pedder reflects on Macron's troubles and triumphs: his dwindling popularity; the 'gilets jaunes' protests and resulting civil unrest; his efforts to transform France and lead the global fight against climate change; the Benalla affair; his erratic relationships with Angela Merkel, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Theresa May, and the future of the European project. 

On the eve of important European elections, and with nationalist and populist forces rising across the continent, she considers whether Macron can hold the centre ground and defend the multilateral liberal order against the axis of such figures as Italy's Matteo Salvini and Hungary's Viktor Orbán. Pedder also analyses the domestic situation in France, the evolution of En Marche, and the fall-out from Macron's controversial reforms.
Meticulously researched and written in Pedder's gripping and immensely readable style, this is the essential, authoritative account for anyone wishing to understand Macron and the future of France in the world.


Nov 27, 2021
1/8 Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
580
Photo:  The Great War, 1914
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1/8    Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.

A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.

The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.




Nov 26, 2021
2/8 Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
547


2/8   Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.

A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.

The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.


Nov 26, 2021
3/8 Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
814
3/8   Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.

A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.


The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.


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Nov 26, 2021
4/8 Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
416
Photo:  Taczanka.  "A tachanka (Russian: тача́нка, Ukrainian: тачанка, Polish: taczanka) was a horse-drawn machine gun, usually a cart (such as charabanc) or an open wagon with a heavy machine gun installed in the back."


4/8  Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.

A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.

The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.



Nov 26, 2021
5/8 Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
725


5/8   Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.

A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.

The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.




Nov 26, 2021
6/8 Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
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Photo:  War bonds


6/8   Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.

A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.

The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.



Nov 26, 2021
7/8 Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
865


7/8  Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.

A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.

The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.




Nov 26, 2021
8/8 Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.
375
Photo:   "Artillery, prior to loading aboard ship at Quebec", Montreal Daily Star, p.3, 29 September 1914

Photograph taken by J. A. Millar from an album depicting scenes of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier Camp, at Quebec, and at Gaspe Harbour immediately prior to sailing to Britain in 1914. Millar was a staff photographer of the Montreal Daily Star and produced the album in 1915.
 
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8/8   Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover.

A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare.

The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare.




Nov 26, 2021
1/4 Nicholas Wapshott @NWapshott #UNBOUND: Samuelson Friedman The complete, forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016.
676

@Batchelorshow

1/4   Nicholas Wapshott  @NWapshott   #UNBOUND. Samuelson Friedman: The complete forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016.


Samuelson Friedman: The Battle Over the Free Market, by Nicholas Wapshott 


From the author of Keynes Hayek, the next great duel in the history of economics.

In 1966 two columnists joined Newsweek magazine. Their assignment: debate the world of business and economics. Paul Samuelson was a towering figure in Keynesian economics, which supported the management of the economy along lines prescribed by John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory. Milton Friedman, little known at that time outside of conservative academic circles, championed “monetarism” and insisted the Federal Reserve maintain tight control over the amount of money circulating in the economy.

In Samuelson Friedman, the author and journalist Nicholas Wapshott brings narrative verve and puckish charm to the story of these two giants of modern economics, their braided lives and colossal intellectual battles.


Samuelson, a forbidding technical genius, grew up a child of relative privilege and went on to revolutionize macroeconomics. He wrote the best-selling economics textbook of all time, famously remarking "I don’t care who writes a nation’s laws—or crafts its advanced treatises—if I can write its economics textbooks." His friend and adversary for decades, Milton Friedman, studied the Great Depression and with Anna Schwartz wrote the seminal books The Great Contraction and A Monetary History of the United States. Like Friedrich Hayek before him, Friedman found fortune writing a treatise, Capitalism and Freedom, that yoked free markets and libertarian politics in a potent argument that remains a lodestar for economic conservatives today.

In Wapshott’s nimble hands, Samuelson’s and Friedman’s decades-long argument over how—or whether—to manage the economy becomes a window onto one of the longest periods of economic turmoil in the United States. As the soaring economy of the 1950s gave way to decades stalked by declining prosperity and "stagflation," it was a time when the theory and practice of economics became the preoccupation of politicians and the focus of national debate. It is an argument that continues today.



Nov 26, 2021
2/4 Nicholas Wapshott @NWapshott #UNBOUND: Samuelson Friedman The complete, forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016.
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Photo:   Milton Friedman

@Batchelorshow

2/4    Nicholas Wapshott  @NWapshott   #UNBOUND. Samuelson Friedman: The complete forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016.

Samuelson Friedman: The Battle Over the Free Market, by Nicholas Wapshott 


From the author of Keynes Hayek, the next great duel in the history of economics.

In 1966 two columnists joined Newsweek magazine. Their assignment: debate the world of business and economics. Paul Samuelson was a towering figure in Keynesian economics, which supported the management of the economy along lines prescribed by John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory. Milton Friedman, little known at that time outside of conservative academic circles, championed “monetarism” and insisted the Federal Reserve maintain tight control over the amount of money circulating in the economy.

In Samuelson Friedman, the author and journalist Nicholas Wapshott brings narrative verve and puckish charm to the story of these two giants of modern economics, their braided lives and colossal intellectual battles.

Samuelson, a forbidding technical genius, grew up a child of relative privilege and went on to revolutionize macroeconomics. He wrote the best-selling economics textbook of all time, famously remarking "I don’t care who writes a nation’s laws—or crafts its advanced treatises—if I can write its economics textbooks." His friend and adversary for decades, Milton Friedman, studied the Great Depression and with Anna Schwartz wrote the seminal books The Great Contraction and A Monetary History of the United States. Like Friedrich Hayek before him, Friedman found fortune writing a treatise, Capitalism and Freedom, that yoked free markets and libertarian politics in a potent argument that remains a lodestar for economic conservatives today.

In Wapshott’s nimble hands, Samuelson’s and Friedman’s decades-long argument over how—or whether—to manage the economy becomes a window onto one of the longest periods of economic turmoil in the United States. As the soaring economy of the 1950s gave way to decades stalked by declining prosperity and "stagflation," it was a time when the theory and practice of economics became the preoccupation of politicians and the focus of national debate. It is an argument that continues today.


Nov 26, 2021
3/4 Nicholas Wapshott @NWapshott #UNBOUND: Samuelson Friedman The complete, forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016.
869
Photo:   University of Chicago.  


@Batchelorshow

3/4    Nicholas Wapshott  @NWapshott   #UNBOUND. Samuelson Friedman: The complete forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016.


Samuelson Friedman: The Battle Over the Free Market, by Nicholas Wapshott 


From the author of Keynes Hayek, the next great duel in the history of economics.

In 1966 two columnists joined Newsweek magazine. Their assignment: debate the world of business and economics. Paul Samuelson was a towering figure in Keynesian economics, which supported the management of the economy along lines prescribed by John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory. Milton Friedman, little known at that time outside of conservative academic circles, championed “monetarism” and insisted the Federal Reserve maintain tight control over the amount of money circulating in the economy.

In Samuelson Friedman, the author and journalist Nicholas Wapshott brings narrative verve and puckish charm to the story of these two giants of modern economics, their braided lives and colossal intellectual battles.

Samuelson, a forbidding technical genius, grew up a child of relative privilege and went on to revolutionize macroeconomics. He wrote the best-selling economics textbook of all time, famously remarking "I don’t care who writes a nation’s laws—or crafts its advanced treatises—if I can write its economics textbooks." His friend and adversary for decades, Milton Friedman, studied the Great Depression and with Anna Schwartz wrote the seminal books The Great Contraction and A Monetary History of the United States. Like Friedrich Hayek before him, Friedman found fortune writing a treatise, Capitalism and Freedom, that yoked free markets and libertarian politics in a potent argument that remains a lodestar for economic conservatives today.

In Wapshott’s nimble hands, Samuelson’s and Friedman’s decades-long argument over how—or whether—to manage the economy becomes a window onto one of the longest periods of economic turmoil in the United States. As the soaring economy of the 1950s gave way to decades stalked by declining prosperity and "stagflation," it was a time when the theory and practice of economics became the preoccupation of politicians and the focus of national debate. It is an argument that continues today.



Nov 26, 2021
4/4 Nicholas Wapshott @NWapshott #UNBOUND: Samuelson Friedman The complete, forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016. ..
367

@Batchelorshow

4/4    Nicholas Wapshott  @NWapshott   #UNBOUND. Samuelson Friedman: The complete forty-minute interview, July 24, 2016.


Samuelson Friedman: The Battle Over the Free Market, by Nicholas Wapshott 


From the author of Keynes Hayek, the next great duel in the history of economics.

In 1966 two columnists joined Newsweek magazine. Their assignment: debate the world of business and economics. Paul Samuelson was a towering figure in Keynesian economics, which supported the management of the economy along lines prescribed by John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory. Milton Friedman, little known at that time outside of conservative academic circles, championed “monetarism” and insisted the Federal Reserve maintain tight control over the amount of money circulating in the economy.

In Samuelson Friedman, the author and journalist Nicholas Wapshott brings narrative verve and puckish charm to the story of these two giants of modern economics, their braided lives and colossal intellectual battles.

Samuelson, a forbidding technical genius, grew up a child of relative privilege and went on to revolutionize macroeconomics. He wrote the best-selling economics textbook of all time, famously remarking "I don’t care who writes a nation’s laws—or crafts its advanced treatises—if I can write its economics textbooks." His friend and adversary for decades, Milton Friedman, studied the Great Depression and with Anna Schwartz wrote the seminal books The Great Contraction and A Monetary History of the United States. Like Friedrich Hayek before him, Friedman found fortune writing a treatise, Capitalism and Freedom, that yoked free markets and libertarian politics in a potent argument that remains a lodestar for economic conservatives today.

In Wapshott’s nimble hands, Samuelson’s and Friedman’s decades-long argument over how—or whether—to manage the economy becomes a window onto one of the longest periods of economic turmoil in the United States. As the soaring economy of the 1950s gave way to decades stalked by declining prosperity and "stagflation," it was a time when the theory and practice of economics became the preoccupation of politicians and the focus of national debate. It is an argument that continues today.



Nov 26, 2021
1/4 William Damon #UNBOUND (family; golf): The complete, forty-minute interview. July 3, 2021.
595
 Photo:  Father and son.  National Gallery of Art.
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@Batchelorshow

1/4   William Damon #UNBOUND: The complete, forty-minute interview. July 3, 2021.

A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.  
 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Round-Golf-Father-Psychology-Exploring/dp/1599475634

Viewing our past through the eye of maturity can reveal insights that our younger selves could not see. Lessons that eluded us become apparent. Encounters that once felt like misfortunes now become understood as valued parts of who we are. We realize what we’ve learned and what we have to teach. And we’re encouraged to chart a future that is rich with purpose. 

In A Round of Golf with My Father, William Damon introduces us to the “life review.” This is a process of looking with clarity and curiosity at the paths we’ve traveled, examining our pasts in a frank yet positive manner, and using what we’ve learned to write purposeful next chapters for our lives.
Nov 26, 2021
2/4 Damon #UNBOUND (family; golf): The complete, forty-minute interview. July 3, 2021.
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Photo:  Robert Latham Owen, Senator from Oklahoma, 1907-1925; golfing
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@Batchelorshow

2/4  William Damon #UNBOUND: The complete, forty-minute interview. July 3, 2021.

A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.  
 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Round-Golf-Father-Psychology-Exploring/dp/1599475634

Viewing our past through the eye of maturity can reveal insights that our younger selves could not see. Lessons that eluded us become apparent. Encounters that once felt like misfortunes now become understood as valued parts of who we are. We realize what we’ve learned and what we have to teach. And we’re encouraged to chart a future that is rich with purpose. 


In A Round of Golf with My Father, William Damon introduces us to the “life review.” This is a process of looking with clarity and curiosity at the paths we’ve traveled, examining our pasts in a frank yet positive manner, and using what we’ve learned to write purposeful next chapters for our lives.

Nov 26, 2021
3/4 William Damon #UNBOUND (family; golf): The complete, forty-minute interview. July 3, 2021.
768
Photo:   Father and Son. Engraving by Ephraim Moshe Lilien, 17x14 cm.
 .
 
@Batchelorshow

3/4  William Damon #UNBOUND: The complete, forty-minute interview. July 3, 2021.

A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.  
 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Round-Golf-Father-Psychology-Exploring/dp/1599475634

Viewing our past through the eye of maturity can reveal insights that our younger selves could not see. Lessons that eluded us become apparent. Encounters that once felt like misfortunes now become understood as valued parts of who we are. We realize what we’ve learned and what we have to teach. And we’re encouraged to chart a future that is rich with purpose. 

In A Round of Golf with My Father, William Damon introduces us to the “life review.” This is a process of looking with clarity and curiosity at the paths we’ve traveled, examining our pasts in a frank yet positive manner, and using what we’ve learned to write purposeful next chapters for our lives.


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Nov 26, 2021
4/4 William Damon #UNBOUND (family; golf): The complete, forty-minute interview. July 3, 2021.
464
Photo: "Just a word for father"
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@Batchelorshow

4/4    William Damon #UNBOUND: The complete, forty-minute interview. July 3, 2021.

A Round of Golf with My Father, by William Damon.  
 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Round-Golf-Father-Psychology-Exploring/dp/1599475634

Viewing our past through the eye of maturity can reveal insights that our younger selves could not see. Lessons that eluded us become apparent. Encounters that once felt like misfortunes now become understood as valued parts of who we are. We realize what we’ve learned and what we have to teach. And we’re encouraged to chart a future that is rich with purpose.

In A Round of Golf with My Father, William Damon introduces us to the “life review.” This is a process of looking with clarity and curiosity at the paths we’ve traveled, examining our pasts in a frank yet positive manner, and using what we’ve learned to write purposeful next chapters for our lives.

Nov 26, 2021
Nova Scotia to Orbit. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
455
Photo:  Expulsion of the Acadians in Grand-Pré. More than 80 per cent of the Acadian population was expelled from the region between 1755 and 1764.

Nova Scotia to Orbit.  Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

Nov 25, 2021
Hubble at the end of its tether. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
785
Photo:  Hubble Telescope.   Since its 1990 launch, Hubble has changed our fundamental understanding of the universe.



Hubble at the end of its tether. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

Nov 25, 2021
Not since the 1990s inflation. Veronique deRugy @veroderugy, @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus
500
Photo:    US unemployment rate, 1978–2004.  1990 is at the center, on the gray vertical.
               When the Fed was established, it had one mandate: to maintain the dollar at a stable value.  Recently, an added mandate is to keep unemployment low. 



Not since the 1990s inflation. Veronique deRugy  @veroderugy,  @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus


Veronique de Rugy, @veroderugy,  @GeorgeMasonU, @Mercatus Center, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University & NRO Online.
Nov 25, 2021
#Ukraine: The next move. Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol
630
Photo: Two Ukrainian fellows
(Українська:  Літографія. Народне вбрання 9 ст.)

#Ukraine: The next move.  Jeff McCausland  @mccauslJ   @CBSNews @dickinsoncol


Nov 25, 2021
Snow falls on the unknowns of Russian deployment. Felix Light @CBSNews Moscow
642
Photo:   Russian positions on the Shipka Pass, in the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria.

Snow falls on the unknowns of Russian deployment.    Felix Light @CBSNews Moscow

Nov 25, 2021
Scala Report Chris Riegel @Scala CEO, @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport Back to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday office when?
591
Photo:  Office work

Scala Report Chris Riegel  @Scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport
Back to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday office when? 


Chris Riegel, @Scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport
Nov 25, 2021
Cambria County reawakens surrounding the Jack Murtha Airport. SalenaZito.com @SalenaZito @DCExaminer SalenaZito.com
398
Photo:    Gallitzin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania 1901.

Cambria County reawakens surrounding the Jack Murtha Airport.   SalenaZito.com @SalenaZito @DCExaminer  SalenaZito.com 

Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito 
SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer
Nov 25, 2021
Sinema, the Maverick heir. SalenaZito.com @SalenaZito @DCExaminer SalenaZito.com
727
Photo: Maury Maverick, a Texas Congressman known for his independence from his party, was the sole Texas Democrat to vote for the Anti-Lynching Bill of 1937.


Sinema, the Maverick heir.  SalenaZito.com @SalenaZito @DCExaminer  SalenaZito.com

Salina Zito, CNN, New York Post; author, The Great Revolt. @SalenaZito 
SalenaZito.com @DCExaminer
Nov 25, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Chile at the crossroad. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis , U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute
254
Photo:  An image in, Chile: physical, political, social, industrial and commercial description of the Republic of Chile, by Carlos Tornero. 1903
             Here:  Publicidad El Mercurio de Santiago 1903

#NewWorldReport: Chile at the crossroad. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis , U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

Nov 25, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Biden Admin declares FARC reformed. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis , U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.@r
976
Photo:

#NewWorldReport: Biden Admin declares FARC reformed. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis , U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.@revanellis 

Nov 25, 2021
The virus returns with the snow in Northern Europe. Simon Constable @RealConstable @barronsonline @Forbes, Edinburgh
328
Photo:  Snow in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on 1 December 2010/.  Public domain.

The virus returns with the snow in Northern Europe.  Simon Constable  @RealConstable  @barronsonline @Forbes, Edinburgh

Nov 25, 2021
Energy prices continue higher. Simon Constable @RealConstable @barronsonline @Forbes, Edinburgh
797
Photo:  Burning of natural gases at an oil drilling site, presumably at Pangkalan Brandan, East Coast of Sumatra - circa 1905


Energy prices continue higher. Simon Constable @RealConstable  @barronsonline  @Forbes,  Edinburgh


Simon Constable  @RealConstable  @Forbes Edinburgh, economist, journalist, currently based in Scotland; and author, The WSJ Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter: From Big Macs to "Zombie Banks," the Indicators Smart Investors Watch to Beat the Market.   
Nov 25, 2021
Climb down PRC banking. Charles Ortel @CharlesOrtel; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
477
Photo: The hundred-year-old bank; here:  Bank of England parlor in the 19th century. First published in Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison Fifteen Years in Solitude, copyrighted 1897 by Bidwell Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn.

Climb-down PRC banking. Charles Ortel @CharlesOrtel; @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-24/jpmorgan-s-jamie-dimon-says-he-regrets-his-comments-on-china

“The Communist Party is celebrating its 100th year. So is JPMorgan. And I’ll make you a bet we last longer.”

Charles Ortel, @CharlesOrtel, On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast, & Newport Value Partners.  
Nov 25, 2021
The Submarine Fleet Gap; & What is to be done?. James Holmes, @NavalWarCollege. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
758
Photo:  U.S. sailors with the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Detachment of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.1 guide a UUV after lowering it into the water June 5, 2013, in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Bahrain. CTG 56.1 provided mine countermeasures, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving and force protection in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Lewis/Released)

 
The Submarine Fleet Gap; & What is to be done?. James Holmes, @NavalWarCollege. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


Nov 25, 2021
Purloined PRC stealth. Rick Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo:  The Statute of Anne, also known as the Copyright Act 1710, is an act of the Parliament of Great Britain passed in 1710, which was the first statute to provide for copyright regulated by the government and courts, rather than by private parties

Purloined PRC stealth. Rick Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Rick Fisher, senior Fellow of the International Assessment and Strategy Center
Nov 25, 2021
PRC Hostage Tape. Charles Burton @cburton001, MacDonald-Laurier Institute. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
668
Photo:   Two American hostages in Iran hostage crisis, 4 November 1979


PRC Hostage Tape. Charles Burton  @cburton001,  MacDonald-Laurier Institute. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


Charles Burton @cburton001  Senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute; associate professor of Political Science at Brock University.  Charles Burton and Associates consults to governments, educational institutions and businesses to support their programs in China.   
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Nov 25, 2021
#LondonCalling: Sharks vs Seals in the reborn Thames River. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion auu
425
Photo:  "A Drop of Thames Water", a cartoon by Punch magazine, 1850


#LondonCalling:  Sharks vs Seals in the reborn Thames River. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion auu

Nov 24, 2021
#LondonCalling: Government regulation and the American inflation of the last two years. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion lth
875
Photo:  The administrative state: The 18th century Department of Excise developed a sophisticated bureaucracy. Pictured, the Custom House in the City of London


#LondonCalling:  Government regulation and the American inflation of the last two years. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion lth

https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-and-the-jerome-powell-inflation-lael-brainard-federal-reserve-11637613794?mod=hp_opin_pos_1

"Bureaucrats tend to have a poor reputation in America, being branded by many as shadow government officials. However, the connotation of being a shadow government or faceless stems from few people being aware of what a bureaucrat is and what their job is. Essentially, a bureaucrat is someone employed by the government and tasked with serving the public. There are 2 types of bureaucrats, and both of them have a different amount and kind of power. The two types are street level bureaucrats and federal bureaucrats. Street level bureaucrats exercise de facto power through influence, while federal bureaucrats are granted de jure power. Both kinds of bureaucrats are important but very few people know what they are and what they do." —https://sites.psu.edu/mromeorclblog/2020/02/21/bureaucrats-what-are-they-and-what-do-they-do/
Nov 24, 2021
#LondonCalling: Government regulation and the Japan deflation of the last 30 years. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
305
Photo:  Misplaced economy.  http://www.loc.gov/


#LondonCalling: Government regulation and the Japan deflation of the last 30 years. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

Nov 24, 2021
#LondonCalling: Virus and Vax Wars. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
825
Photo: Types of viruses


#LondonCalling: Virus and Vax Wars. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion


Nov 24, 2021
Into Ethiopian battle history. Gregory Copley , @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
520
Photo: The great, grand Battle of Adwa, the climactic battle of the First Italo-Ethiopian War, in which the Ethiopian forces defeated the Italian invading force on Sunday 1 March 1896, near the town of Adwa. The decisive victory thwarted the campaign of the Kingdom of Italy to expand its colonial empire in the Horn of Africa

Into Ethiopian battle history.  Gregory Copley , @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.  

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Culturele Herkomst: Ethiopisch
Functionele categorie: painting, schilderkunst
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Nov 24, 2021
Arming Ukraine slowly. Gregory Copley , @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
712
Photo:  Artwork: "Anti-aircraft Gun at Charkov" Artist: W. Traeger

Arming Ukraine slowly.  Gregory Copley , @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs


Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.  
Nov 24, 2021
#StateThinking: Talking to Russia without preconditions is only talk. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.
426
Photo:  Quid pro quo:  Antichristus, a woodcut by Lucas Cranach the Elder, of the pope using the temporal power to grant authority to a ruler contributing generously to the Catholic Church


#StateThinking:  Talking to Russia without preconditions is only talk.  @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

Nov 24, 2021
#StateThinking: Peng is a hostage. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.
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Photo:  Hostage Rescue Team agents


#StateThinking: Peng is a hostage. @MaryKissel Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

Nov 24, 2021
Andrew Cuomo will becloud New York in 2022. Harry Siegel @harrysiegel
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Photo:   Muddy roadway

Andrew Cuomo will becloud New York in 2022. Harry Siegel  @harrysiegel  

Nov 24, 2021
The lingering falsehood of the Steele dossier is an intelligence failure. Paul Gregory @HooverInst @TheHill
656

The lingering falsehood of the Steele dossier is an intelligence failure. Paul Gregory @HooverInst @TheHill 

Nov 24, 2021
Russia believes it is a besieged fortress. Judy Dempsey , @Judy_Dempsey, Strategic Europe. Carnegie Endowment for Peace
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Russia believes it is a besieged fortress.  Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey., Strategic Europe. Carnegie Endowment for Peace


Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe. 




Nov 24, 2021
Poland and the Baltic States are a clear-eyed frontline. Judy Dempsey , @Judy_Dempsey, Strategic Europe. Carnegie Endowment for Peace
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Photo:   Finds of the Sudauen group of the West Baltic culture; from late Roman times.


Poland and the Baltic States are a clear-eyed frontline.  Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey., Strategic Europe. Carnegie Endowment for Peace


Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe
Nov 24, 2021
Strategic Petroleum Reserve's 50 Million Gallons Is 2.5 Days of Gasoline for America. Bud Weinstein, @SMUCox_MEI. @TheHill
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Strategic Petroleum Reserve's 50 Million Gallons Is 2.5 Days of Gasoline for America. Bud Weinstein, @SMUCox_MEI. @TheHill 
Bernard “Bud” Weinstein  @SMUCox_MEI, McGuire Energy Institute, Southern Methodist University.  Pianist.   
          



Nov 24, 2021
Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75. Peter Berkowitz @BerkowitzPeter
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Photo:  Universal Declaration of Human Rights held by Eleanor Roosevelt (here: in Spanish).


Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75.  Peter Berkowitz @BerkowitzPeter


Peter Berkowitz  @BerkowitzPeter , RealClearPolitics, and Hoover Institution.    
Nov 24, 2021
Inflation and gas prices collapse Biden's independent approval. Liz Peek @FoxNews
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Inflation and gas prices collapse Biden's independent approval. Liz Peek @FoxNews 

Nov 24, 2021
Powell and Brainard are doves. Liz Peek @FoxNews
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Photo:  Zenaida macroura (common names: Mourning Dove, Turtle Dove) pair in winter.

Powell and Brainard are doves. Liz Peek @FoxNews



Nov 24, 2021
China's nuclear weapons; & What is to be done by the Biden Administration? @AmbJohnBolton
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Photo:  Shenzhou-13 spacecraft and the PRC's impressive, across-the-board military development (from a video)

China's nuclear weapons; & What is to be done by the Biden Administration?   @AmbJohnBolton 

Nov 23, 2021
Pay cut for the troops '22 and '23. Francis Rose @FRoseDC @DailyScoop
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Photo: William Faulkner's first published novel.  Fair use.

Pay cut for the troops '22 and '23.  Francis Rose @FRoseDC   @DailyScoop

Nov 23, 2021
Panama's Martinellis. @MaryAnastasiaOG @WSJOpinion. Mary Anastasia O'Grady.
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Nov 23, 2021
Can climate change rally the Millennials? Katrina Vanden Heuvel @TheNation
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Photo:  Civilian Conservation Corps — the one of almost a century ago: Members Pulling Heavy Roots

"The Civilian Conservation Corps, known in the parlance of the New Deal as the CCC, revitalized the Midwest and rescued the American farmer from extinction."

Can climate change rally the Millennials? Katrina Vanden Heuvel @TheNation

Nov 23, 2021
Drones to the First Responder Rescue. Dana Wheeler, CEO Plymouth Rock Technologies.
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Photo:   "Plymouth Rock Technologies' stand-off, sensor systems and associated platforms detect and identify threats at extended ranges to support a wide range of missions on land, in the air, at sea and into space."  Here: a specialized drone.

Drones to the First Responder Rescue.   Dana Wheeler, CEO Plymouth Rock Technologies.

Nov 23, 2021
USN vs PLA at the First Island Chain. Jerry Hendrix @JerryHendrixII, Telemus Group
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USN vs PLA at the First Island Chain.  Jerry Hendrix @JerryHendrixII, Telemus Group


Captain Jerry Hendrix, @JerryHendrixII  Telemus Group, director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security, & USN [ret]. 
Nov 23, 2021
"Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Maccabee Fortress. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo:  Mattathias [Hasmonean] of Modi'in killing a Jewish apostate, engraving by Gustave Doré

"Indiana" Hoenlein and the Lost Maccabee Fortress. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

Nov 23, 2021
Britain condemns Hamas. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness
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Photo:  Aftermath of 1996 Jaffa Road bus bombings in which 26 people were killed

Britain condemns Hamas.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness

Nov 23, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Puerto Rico solves Covid-19. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo:  Where to find the vaccine in Puerto Rico.

"Puerto Rico has managed to administer more than 4.8 million vaccine doses. "

#NewWorldReport:  Puerto Rico solves Covid-19.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

Nov 23, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Chile on the edge of redistribution. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo:  Chilean shoemaker, 1903.

#NewWorldReport:  Chile on the edge of redistribution.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc 

Nov 23, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Venezuela sham. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo:  Members of the Revolutionary Government Junta of Venezuela, from left to right: Mario Ricardo Vargas, Raúl Leoni, Valmore Rodríguez, Rómulo Betancourt, Carlos Delgado Chalbaud, Edmundo Fernández and Gonzalo Barrios. Miraflores Palace, 1945.

#NewWorldReport:  Venezuela sham.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc 

Nov 23, 2021
#NewWorldReport: The North American trio of Trudeau and AMLO and Biden at the White House. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire. Anthony Furey, Postmedia. @anthonyfurey @postmedia @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo:    1844 Map of North America, after the Mexican American War.

#NewWorldReport: The North American trio of Trudeau and AMLO and Biden at the Biden White House. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave). Joseph Humire @JMHumire.  Anthony Furey, Postmedia. @anthonyfurey
@postmedia    @SecureFreeSoc

Nov 23, 2021
Marriott surrenders to genocide. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Nury Turkel, @nuryturkel, commissioner at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
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Photo:  19th-century Khotan Uyghurs in Yettishar

Marriott surrenders to genocide. 
@GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.   Nury Turkel, @nuryturkel, commissioner at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Nov 23, 2021
Disappearing Peng Shuai. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Cleo Paskal, non-resident Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
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Photo:  Long-ago tennis tournament.

Disappearing Peng Shuai.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.   Cleo Paskal, non-resident Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Nov 23, 2021
#AfterAfghanistan: ISIS grows in Africa. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal @FDD
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Photo:  The calligraphic seal of ISIS's Central African Province.

#AfterAfghanistan: ISIS grows in Africa.   @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal  @FDD

Nov 23, 2021
#AfterAfghanistan: Afghanistan Taliban fails. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal @FDD
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Photo: Talibat; a border guard in 2001


#AfterAfghanistan: Afghanistan Taliban fails.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal  @FDD

Nov 23, 2021
Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: Naval primacy. The complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021
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Photo: First Barbary War: U.S. schooner Enterprise capturing the Tripolitan polacca corsair Tripoli, 1 August 1801. From a drawing (circa 1878) by Captain William Bainbridge Hoff, U.S. Navy, in the collection of the Navy department.

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Jerry Hendrix #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, March 23, 2021

To Provide and Maintain a Navy: Why Naval Primacy Is America's First, Best Strategy, Hardcover – December 19, 2020 by Henry J Hendrix

https://www.amazon.com/Provide-Maintain-Navy-Americas-Strategy/dp/0960039198


The national conversation regarding the United States Navy has, for far too long, been focused on the popular question of how many ships does the service need? To Provide and Maintain a Navy, a succinct but encompassing treatise on sea power by Dr. Henry J "Jerry" Hendrix, goes beyond the numbers to reveal the crucial importance of Mare Liberum (Free Sea) to the development of the Western thought and the rules-based order that currently govern the global commons that is the high seas. Proceeding from this philosophical basis, Hendrix explores how a "free sea" gave way to free trade and the central role sea-borne commercial trade has played in the overall rise in global living standards. This is followed by analysis of how the relative naval balance of power has played out in naval battles and wars over the centuries and how the dominance of the United States Navy following World War II has resulted in seven decades of unprecedented peace on the world's oceans. He further considers how, in the years that followed the demise of the Soviet Union, both China and Russia began laying the groundwork to challenge the United States's maritime leadership and upend five centuries of naval precedents in order to establish a new approach to sovereignty over the world's seas. It is only at this point that Dr. Hendrix approaches the question of the number of ships required for the United States Navy, the industrial base required to build them, and the importance of once again aligning the nation's strategic outlook to that of a "sea power" in order effectively and efficiently to address the rising threat. To Provide and Maintain a Navy is brief enough to be read in a weekend but deep enough to inform the reader as to the numerous complexities surrounding what promises to be the most important strategic conversation facing the United States as it enters a new age of great power competition with not one, but two, nations who seek nothing less than to close and control the world's seas.

Nov 22, 2021
#PacificWatch: The Streets of Walnut Creek. @JCBliss #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: A man stabbing another man in the chest while his associates loot a store, from a broadside entitled 'The theft at La Profesa'

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#PacificWatch: The Streets of Walnut Creek.   @JCBliss #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/walnut-creek-looting-dozens-of-looters-ransack-walnut-creek-nordstrom-store/vi-AAQX9vu
Nov 22, 2021
Jeff McCausland #Unbound. Gettysburg Leadership—the complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.
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Photo:   Gettysburg July 2nd. The Union and Rebel forces in the cemetery. [sic; see below]

While purporting to depict a meeting of Union and Confederate forces at Cemetery Hill, this map instead shows in detail the disposition of Union forces on Cemetery and Culp's hills. Of greater interest is the indication of the location of Sickles's 3rd Corps along the Emmitsburg Road on the morning of July 2nd, and their new position at the base of Little Round Top by nightfall. Sickles, having overextended his line, left himself open to a flank attack by Hood's division.
"Night of July 2nd."
Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
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Jeff McCausland #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 21, 2021.

Battle Tested! Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, by Jeffrey D. McCausland (Author), Tom Vossler (Author), Walter Dixon (Narrator), Gildan Media (Publisher). Audible Audiobook– Unabridged

https://www.amazon.com/Battle-Tested-Gettysburg-Leadership-Lessons/dp/1642934534

In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to learn as much as possible from the examples of history—the disasters as well as the triumphs. At Gettysburg, Union and Confederate commanders faced a series of critical leadership challenges under the enormous stress of combat. The fate of the nation hung in the balance. Each of these leaders  responded in different ways, but the concepts and principles they applied during those traumatic three days contain critical lessons for today’s leaders that are both useful and applicable—whether those leaders manage operations at a large corporation, supervise a public institution, lead an athletic team, or govern a state or municipality.  

In the twenty-first century, leadership is the indispensable quality that separates successful organizations from failures. Successful leaders communicate vision, motivate team members, and inspire trust. One must move both people and the collective organization into the future while, at the same time, dealing with the past. A leader must learn to master the dynamic requirements of decision-making and change.

Nov 22, 2021
Tax cuts for the super-rich from the Biden Administration Build Back Better Build Back Better. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:  Der Rych Man, by Hans Holbein the Younger


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Tax cuts for the super rich from the Biden Administration Build Back Better Build Back Better. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-kamikaze-democrats-nancy-pelosi-joe-biden-build-back-better-house-welfare-2022-11637362201?mod=hp_opin_pos_1
Nov 22, 2021
Breakthroughs of the vaccines; & What is to be done? @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: "Gare la vaccine" - "Beware the vaccine"
             Triumph of the little pox
             Anonymous XIXe engraver.


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Breakthroughs of the vaccines; & What is to be done? @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-breakthrough-hospitalizations-concentrated-among-most-vulnerable-11637499602?mod=hp_lead_pos6
Nov 22, 2021
The climbing price of energy in California. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: Electric power station, Netherlands, last century

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The climbing  price of energy in California. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.wsj.com/articles/think-gas-prices-are-too-high-in-this-california-county-a-gallon-costs-6-11637506800
Nov 22, 2021
La Niña confirmed in South Australia, Perth to Sydney. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:  The cold pool of water in the Pacific known as La Nina is beginning to fade, but ocean conditions have not returned to normal, according to scientists studying images from the U.S.-French TOPEX/Poseidon satellite.  http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00031


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La Niña confirmed in South Australia, Perth to Sydney. Jeremy Zakis, New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/12/la-nina-weather-event-now-even-more-likely-to-deliver-a-wet-and-windy-summer-across-australia-bom-says
Nov 22, 2021
100,000 Russian troops in 100 battalion tactical groups on the edge of Ukraine. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: "At the fortress wall" (У крепостной стены):  By the Fortress Wall. "Let Them Enter" (1871) by Vasili Vereshchagin. Painting commemorating the capture of Samarkand (in present-day Uzbekistan) by Russian Imperial troops.

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100,000 Russian troops in 100 battalion tactical groups on the edge of Ukraine. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.stripes.com/living/us_travel/2021-11-21/us-intel-russia-plans-potential-ukraine-invasion-3705548.html
Nov 22, 2021
What will SecState Blinken do at a Russian invasion? H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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What will SecState Blinken do at a Russian invasion? H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-21/u-s-intel-shows-russian-plans-for-potential-ukraine-invasion?srnd=premium-europe&sref=5g4GmFHo
Nov 22, 2021
#Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus watch NATO poke the Russian bear in the Black Sea; & What is to be done? Michael Vlahos.
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Photo: Russian warship in the Black Sea, shadowing the USS Porter, which was sailing from Batumi to Constanta.

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#Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus watch NATO poke the Russian bear in the Black Sea; & What is to be done?  Michael Vlahos.

https://londondaily.com/hms-defender-russian-jets-and-ships-shadow-british-warship
Nov 21, 2021
#Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus speak of Kabul and of the Caesar's siege of the innocents at Alesia; & What is to be done? Michael Vlahos.
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Photo:   Vercingetorix Throws Down his Arms at the Feet of Julius Caesar, painted by Lionel Royer in 1899, now in the Crozatier Museum at Le Puy-en-Velay

The Battle of Alesia or Siege of Alesia (September 52 BC) was a military engagement in the Gallic Wars around the Gallic oppidum (fortified settlement) of Alesia in modern France, a major centre of the Mandubii tribe. It was fought by the Roman army of Julius Caesar against a confederation of Gallic tribes united under the leadership of Vercingetorix of the Arverni.



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#Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus speak of Kabul and of the Caesar's siege of the innocents at Alesia; & What is to be done? Michael Vlahos.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Alesia
Nov 21, 2021
3b/12: #DurhamReporting: The next revelations. Svetlana Lokhova. @RealSLokhova #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Anciently: The Report on the Affairs of British North America, commonly known as the Durham Report or Lord Durham's Report, is an important document in the history of Quebec, Ontario, Canada, and the British Empire. It was published on February 11, 1839.  John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, later also served as ambassador to Russia.  Here: John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Thomas Phillips (died 1845)

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3b/12: #DurhamReporting: The next revelations.  Svetlana Lokhova. @RealSLokhova  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-media-steele-climbdown-cnn-dossier-trump-russia-collusion-durham-clinton-2016-election-11637354774
Nov 21, 2021
3a/12: #DurhamReporting: Excusing and defending the Steele Dossier. Svetlana Lokhova. @RealSLokhova #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:   The Russian Ambassador to Washington from 2008 to 2017, Sergey Kislyak (far right), poses for a picture after the astronaut William Shepherd was awarded the Russian Medal for Merit in Space Exploration by Ambassador Kislyak on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
             Everyone in Washington met and chatted with Amb Kislyak, including this podcaster.  "Mother Jones first revealed the existence of the dossier a few days before the 2016 election, and said the memos were part of an "opposition research project" underwritten by Democrats. Nearly a year passed before the full truth came out about the financing: The money flowed from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign to law firm Perkins Coie, to the research company Fusion GPS, and then ultimately to Steele, who got $168,000." —CNN

"Axios says there’s a media 'reckoning' over coverage of the Steele dossier after the partisan oppo document’s primary source was charged with lying to the FBI. . .
          "The most charitable explanation is that reporters had become such saps for Democrats that they were inclined to believe the most fantastical stories imaginable. The more plausible explanation, considering the lack of any genuine accountability and self-reflection, is that they were in on it." —  köszönöm, David Harsanyi, New  York Post

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3a/12: #DurhamReporting: Excusing and defending the Steele Dossier.  Svetlana Lokhova. @RealSLokhova  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/18/politics/steele-dossier-reckoning/index.html
Nov 21, 2021
#GreatMigration: Recalling the Lithuanian Border with Belarus, July 2021. Michael Yon. Locals.com
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Photo: Kryvichy, Minsk Oblast, Byelarus; XV Century.   A miniature from the Medieval Radzivill Chronicle showing an ancient tribe, the Radimichs

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#GreatMigration: Recalling the Lithuanian Border with Belarus, July 2021. Michael Yon. Locals.com

https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/explained-whats-happening-on-the-poland-belarus-border-and-who-orchestrated-the-migrant-crisis/ar-AAQWYly


Nov 21, 2021
Marilyn Brookwood. #UNBOUND: Eugenics and orphans. The complete, forty-minute interview. October 13, 2021. @MarilynBrookwo1 @wwnorton
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Photo:   Logo from the Second International Eugenics Conference, 1921, depicting eugenics as a tree which unites a variety of different fields

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The Orphans of Davenport: Eugenics, the Great Depression, and the War over Children's Intelligence, by Marilyn Brookwood.  

The fascinating―and eerily timely―tale of the forgotten, Depression-era psychologists who launched the modern science of childhood development.


“Doomed from birth” was how the psychologist Harold Skeels described two toddler girls at the Iowa Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home in Davenport, Iowa, in 1934. Their IQ scores, added together, totaled just 81. Following prevailing eugenic beliefs of the times, Skeels and his colleague Marie Skodak assumed that the girls had inherited their parents’ low intelligence and were therefore unfit for adoption. The girls were sent to an institution for the “feebleminded” to be cared for by “moron” women. To Skeels and Skodak’s astonishment, under the women’s care, the children’s IQ scores became normal. 

Now considered one of the most important scientific findings of the twentieth century, the discovery that environment shapes children’s intelligence was also one of the most fiercely contested―and its origin story has never been told. In The Orphans of Davenport, the psychologist and esteemed historian Marilyn Brookwood chronicles how a band of young psychologists in 1930s Iowa shattered the nature-versus-nurture debate and overthrew long-accepted racist and classist views of childhood development.

Transporting readers to a rural Iowa devastated by dust storms and economic collapse, Brookwood reveals just how profoundly unlikely it was for this breakthrough to come from the Iowa Child Welfare Research Station. Funded by the University of Iowa and the Rockefeller Foundation, and modeled on America’s experimental agricultural stations, the Iowa Station was virtually unknown, a backwater compared to the renowned psychology faculties of Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton. Despite the challenges they faced, the Iowa psychologists replicated increased intelligence in thirteen more “retarded” children.

When Skeels published their incredible work, America’s leading psychologists―eugenicists all―attacked and condemned his conclusions. The loudest critic was Lewis M. Terman, who advocated for forced sterilization of low-intelligence women and whose own widely accepted IQ test was threatened by the Iowa research. Terman and his opponents insisted that intelligence was hereditary, and their prestige ensured that the research would be ignored for decades. Remarkably, it was not until the 1960s that a new generation of psychologists accepted environment’s role in intelligence and helped launch the modern field of developmental neuroscience.

Drawing on prodigious archival research, Brookwood reclaims the Iowa researchers as intrepid heroes, and movingly recounts the stories of the orphans themselves, many of whom later credited the psychologists with giving them the opportunity to forge successful lives. A radiant story of the power and promise of science to better the lives of us all, The Orphans of Davenport unearths an essential history at a moment when race science is dangerously resurgent.
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Nov 21, 2021
The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason | Apr 20, 2021
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Photo:   The Antennae Galaxies are an example of a starburst galaxy occurring from the collision of NGC 4038/NGC 4039. Credit: NASA/ESA.

The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds, by Christopher E. Mason  | Apr 20, 2021  

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An argument that we have a moral duty to explore other planets and solar systems--because human life on Earth has an expiration date.

Inevitably, life on Earth will come to an end, whether by climate disaster, cataclysmic war, or the death of the sun in a few billion years. To avoid extinction, we will have to find a new home planet, perhaps even a new solar system, to inhabit. In this provocative and fascinating book, Christopher Mason argues that we have a moral duty to do just that. As the only species aware that life on Earth has an expiration date, we have a responsibility to act as the shepherd of life-forms--not only for our species but for all species on which we depend and for those still to come (by accidental or designed evolution). Mason argues that the same capacity for ingenuity that has enabled us to build rockets and land on other planets can be applied to redesigning biology so that we can sustainably inhabit those planets. And he lays out a 500-year plan for undertaking the massively ambitious project of reengineering human genetics for life on other worlds. 

As they are today, our frail human bodies could never survive travel to another habitable planet. Mason describes the toll that long-term space travel took on astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned from a year on the International Space Station with changes to his blood, bones, and genes. Mason proposes a ten-phase, 500-year program that would engineer the genome so that humans can tolerate the extreme environments of outer space--with the ultimate goal of achieving human settlement of new solar systems. He lays out a roadmap of which solar systems to visit first, and merges biotechnology, philosophy, and genetics to offer an unparalleled vision of the universe to come
Nov 21, 2021
Russell Shorto, Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021.
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Russell Shorto #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview, April 22, 2021.
Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob. Hardcover – February 2, 2021, by Russell Shorto 

https://www.amazon.com/Smalltime-Story-My-Family-Mob/dp/0393245586/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America.

The best-selling author Russell Shorto, praised for his incisive works of narrative history, never thought to write about his own past. He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: You’re a writer―what are you gonna do about the story?

Smalltime is a mob story straight out of central casting―but with a difference, for the small-town mob, which stretched from Schenectady to Fresno, is a mostly unknown world. The location is the brawny postwar factory town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The setting is City Cigar, a storefront next to City Hall, behind which Russ and his brother-in-law, “Little Joe,” operate a gambling empire and effectively run the town.

Smalltime is a riveting American immigrant story that travels back to Risorgimento Sicily, to the ancient, dusty, hill-town home of Antonino Sciotto, the author’s great-grandfather, who leaves his wife and children in grinding poverty for a new life―and wife―in a Pennsylvania mining town. It’s a tale of Italian Americans living in squalor and prejudice, and of the rise of Russ, who, like thousands of other young men, created a copy of the American establishment that excluded him. Smalltime draws an intimate portrait of a mobster and his wife, sudden riches, and the toll a lawless life takes on one family.

But Smalltime is something more. The author enlists his ailing father―Tony, the mobster’s son―as his partner in the search for their troubled patriarch. As secrets are revealed and Tony’s health deteriorates, the book becomes an urgent and intimate exploration of three generations of the American immigrant experience. Moving, wryly funny, and richly detailed, Smalltime is an irresistible memoir by a masterful writer of historical narrative.
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Nov 21, 2021
1/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Peter Strzok origins, July 31, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow
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1/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Peter Strzok origins, July 31, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow


Nov 21, 2021
2/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Stefan Halper origins, August 10-16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Did Mr Halper's various medical problems generate his social hostility?


2/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Stefan Halper origins, August 10-16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow


Nov 21, 2021
3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Vladimir Putin with The Financial Times (2019-06-27) 

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3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow

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Nov 21, 2021
4/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Over three days, 2/28/17-3/4/17, Svetlana Lokhova is contacted by WSJ, WAPO, NYT, all of whom suspect her as a Russian agent. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow
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4/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Over three days, 2/28/17-3/4/17, Svetlana Lokhova is contacted by WSJ, WAPO, NYT, all of whom suspect her as a Russian agent. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow

 
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Nov 21, 2021
5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Allegedly linked to the GRU and Vladimir Putin on the Guardian front gate, April 1, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Wreath laying ceremony for past GRU agents


5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Allegedly linked to the GRU and Vladimir Putin on the Guardian front gate, April 1, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow

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Министр обороны России генерал армии Сергей Шойгу в Главном разведывательном управлении Генерального штаба Вооруженных Сил в День военного разведчика
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Nov 21, 2021
6/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Young Elizabeth Petrovna of Russia in the 1720s, painted by Ivan Nikitich Nikitin.


6/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: "Glamorous." Daily Telegraph, April 2, 2017.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. @Batchelorshow


Nov 21, 2021
7/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media names Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Extermination of Evil, The God of Heavenly Punishment, from the Chinese tradition of yin and yang. Late Heian period (12th-century Japan)



7/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media names Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow


Nov 21, 2021
8/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book launch party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Book plate

8/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book launch party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow


Nov 21, 2021
9/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow
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Photo: Mr Halper's devotion to victuals and tipple


9/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow


Nov 21, 2021
10/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Mueller investigation neither questioned nor contacted Svetlana Lokhova. Washington Post, July 24, 2019. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Mr Mueller's dilatory, incurious work methods. Here: a lazy evening at the club.


10/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Mueller investigation neither questioned nor contacted Svetlana Lokhova. Washington Post, July 24, 2019. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety.  @Batchelorshow


Nov 21, 2021
11/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: At CPAC 2020. Publishing Spygate Exposed January, 2021. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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 Photo:  The (truly glamorous) Svetlana Lokhova (center) receiving acclaim for her just-completed presentation at CPAC 2020.



11/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: At CPAC 2020.  Publishing Spygate Exposed January, 2021.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

@Batchelorshow



Nov 21, 2021
12a/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Lessons Learned after seven years of false witnessing. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:  The Eighth Commandment:  Thou shalt not bear false witness.

Here:  Moses with the tables of the law in the midst of Israelites as 'portraits historiés' depicted by the Antwerp family Panhuys with relatives and friends

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12a/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Lessons Learned after seven years of false witnessing. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

@Batchelorshow


Nov 21, 2021
12b/12 #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Lessons Learned after seven years of false witnessing. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:  Moses receiving the tablets, c. 1900, by Gebhard Fugel:
            Eighth Commandment: Thou shalt not bear false witness.
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12b/12   #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Lessons Learned after seven years of false witnessing.  Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

@Batchelorshow



Nov 21, 2021
8/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman @GZuckerman
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Photo:  Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that have a halo, or crown-like (corona) appearance when viewed under an electron microscope.
             The coronavirus is now recognized as the etiologic agent of the 2003 SARS outbreak. Additional specimens are being tested to learn more about this coronavirus, and its etiologic link with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. It was previously stated on the CDC website for a coloured version of the image that this depicts the (Avian) Infectious bronchitis virus, but now states that it depicts Human coronavirus 229E


8/8  A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman   @GZuckerman 
-  Hardcover – October 26, 2021


Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug-and vaccine-makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response.
 
It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with scepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus that was holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed.
Nov 20, 2021
7/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman @GZuckerman
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Photo:  A novel solution


7/8   A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman   @GZuckerman 
-  Hardcover – October 26, 2021


Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug-and vaccine-makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response.
 
It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with scepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus that was holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed.
Nov 20, 2021
6/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman @GZuckerman
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Photo:  The Wuhan Institute of Virology, a logo


6/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman @GZuckerman  -  Hardcover – October 26, 2021


Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug-and vaccine-makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response.
 
It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with scepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus that was holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed.

Nov 20, 2021
5/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman -
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Photo:  Vaccination

5/8  A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman  -  Hardcover – October 26, 2021


Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug-and vaccine-makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response.
 
It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with scepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus that was holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed.


Nov 20, 2021
4/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman @GZuckerman
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Photo: A somewhat lesser-known pharmaceutical firm:  ". . . how crucial it is to bring together people with different experiences and perspectives in the fight against COVID-19. At Mallinckrodt, we’re doing our part – working across our global organization and leveraging the diverse talent, skills and backgrounds of our employees – to continuously innovate to help patients and support workers on the front lines."



4/8  A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman   @GZuckerman
-  Hardcover – October 26, 2021


Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug-and vaccine-makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response.
 
It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with scepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus that was holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed.
Nov 20, 2021
3/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman @GZuckerman
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Photo:  Lieutenant (junior grade) Natasha McClinton, a surgical nurse, prepares a patient for a procedure in the intensive care unit aboard the U.S. the hospital ship USNS Comfort. The ship cares for critical and non critical patients without regard to their COVID-19 status. Comfort is working with Javits New York Medical Station as an integrated system to relieve the New York City medical system, in support of U.S. Northern Command's Defense Support of Civil Authorities as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


3/8  A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman   @GZuckerman
-  Hardcover – October 26, 2021


Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug-and vaccine-makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response.
 
It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with scepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus that was holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed.


Nov 20, 2021
2/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman @GZuckerman
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Photo:   Respiratory system

2/8  A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman   @GZuckerman
-  Hardcover – October 26, 2021


Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug-and vaccine-makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response.
 
It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with scepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus that was holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed.

Nov 20, 2021
1/8 A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman @GZuckerman
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Photo:   The threads of the Luer lock tip of this 12mL disposable syringe keep it securely connected to a tube or other apparatus.


1/8  A Shot to Save the World: The Inside Story of the Life-or-Death Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine, by Gregory Zuckerman   @GZuckerman
 -  Hardcover – October 26, 2021


Few were ready when a mysterious respiratory illness emerged in Wuhan, China, in January 2020. Politicians, government officials, business leaders, and public-health professionals were unprepared for the most devastating pandemic in a century. Many of the world’s biggest drug-and vaccine-makers were slow to react or couldn’t muster an effective response.
 
It was up to a small group of unlikely and untested scientists and executives to save civilization. A French businessman dismissed by many as a fabulist. A Turkish immigrant with little virus experience. A quirky Midwesterner obsessed with insect cells. A Boston scientist employing questionable techniques. A British scientist despised by his peers. Far from the limelight, each had spent years developing innovative vaccine approaches. Their work was met with scepticism and scorn. By 2020, these individuals had little proof of progress. Yet they and their colleagues wanted to be the ones to stop the virus that was holding the world hostage. They scrambled to turn their life’s work into life-saving vaccines in a matter of months, each gunning to make the big breakthrough—and to beat each other for the glory that a vaccine guaranteed.
Nov 20, 2021
New Zealand's Rocket Lab to Virginia. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo:  Electron.  
             Rocket Lab is a public American aerospace manufacturer and small satellite launch service provider with a wholly-owned New Zealand subsidiary.


New Zealand's Rocket Lab to Virginia.  Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Nov 20, 2021
Hubble Methuselah. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
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Photo:   This image of a dying star, protoplanetary nebula IRAS22036+5306, containing strange, complex structures may help explain the death throes of stars and defy our current understanding of physics. Taken by NASA Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2.
NASA/JPL

 
Hubble Methuselah.  Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Nov 20, 2021
Scott Morrison Embraces Australia's High-Quality Coal. Scott Mayman @CBSNews Brisbane, Australia
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Photo:   The mountains near Queenstown, Tasmania, completely denuded of vegetation through effects of mining

Scott Morrison Embraces Australia's High-Quality Coal. Scott Mayman @CBSNews Brisbane, Australia

Nov 20, 2021
Weaponizing Turkish Airlines for Lukashenko. @AykanErdemir @FDD
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Photo:  Dutch Safety Board, the airport authority, reconstruction of the Turkish Airlines crash.   Video screen grab https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Airlines_Flight_1951

Weaponizing Turkish Airlines for Lukashenko. @AykanErdemir @FDD

Nov 20, 2021
#SmallBusinessAmerica: Saturday 27— the Big Test! @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
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Photo:  Post-Thanksgiving sales

#SmallBusinessAmerica: Saturday 27— the Big Test! @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

Supply chain troubles make Small Business Saturday a crucial test of holiday sales
Nov 20, 2021
The Las Vegas Taxicab Airport Availability Index for the Recovery. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhllyInquirer November
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Photo:  Wheel of fortune. Las Vegas, Nevada

The Las Vegas Taxicab Airport Availability Index for the Recovery. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhllyInquirer November 

Demand for design services moderates but remains strong

Nov 20, 2021
Italy Warns of the Virus along the Austrian and Slovenian Frontiers. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation, Milano, Italia
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Photo:  Beautiful Slovenia.

Italy Warns of the Virus along the Austrian and Slovenian Frontiers. Lorenzo Fiori, Ansaldo Foundation, Milano, Italia

Nov 20, 2021
Voter Disapproval of Two Presidents. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion
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Photo:  A cynical view of party competition for the working man's vote in the presidential campaign of 1852. In a polling place, four candidates struggle to force their own election ticket on a short, uncouth-looking character in a long coat. The latter holds a whip, suggesting that he is either a New York cabman or a farmer


Voter Disapproval of Two Presidents. @DanHenninger @WSJOpinion 

Nov 20, 2021
The Poisoners and the Russian State. Dr Boris Borisovich Volodarsky, @BorisVolodarsky @BVolodarsky, Royal Historical Society auu.
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Photo:  Print from Collier's, The National Weekly,

The Poisoners and the Russian State. Dr Boris Borisovich Volodarsky, @BorisVolodarsky @BVolodarsky, Royal Historical Society auu.

Nov 19, 2021
#HotelMars: All nominal reports from James Webb, Lucy and ISS. William Harwood @CBSNews. David Livingston, SpaceShow.
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Photo:  ISS:  Roll-out of the Progress 24 vehicle occurred on schedule at 7:00 AM, Jan. 16, 2007 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.    The vehicle was in the vertical and hard-down at the pad by 9:30 AM. The gantry towers were placed around the vehicle shortly thereafter.


#HotelMars: All nominal reports from James Webb, Lucy and ISS.
William Harwood   @CBSNews. David Livingston, SpaceShow.

Nov 19, 2021
Recognizing Sovereign State Candor about Coal. @ConradMBlack National Post HFN
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Photo:  Image from page 849 of the journal Die Gartenlaube, 1892.

Recognizing Sovereign State Candor about Coal.  @ConradMBlack National Post HFN

Nov 19, 2021
The unknown Fed plan for the rocky inflation road ahead. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus HFN
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 Photo:  Price control. Auto repairs. Automobile repairing is one of the services controlled by Office of Price Administration (OPA) price ceilings because an actual commodity is involved. (1930s?)



The unknown Fed plan for the rocky inflation road ahead. @VerodeRugy @Mercatus HFN

Nov 19, 2021
What is the Biden Administration Plan B for Tehran? Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
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Photo:  Streets of Tehran, 1800s   فارسی:  خیابان های تهران


What is the Biden Administration Plan B for Tehran?  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

Nov 19, 2021
Erdogan promotes hate-speech thinking. Dr. Aykan Erdemir, @aykanerdemir @aykan_erdemir @FDD @ADL Task Force on #MidEast, senior director of FDD’s Turkey program
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Erdogan promotes hate-speech thinking.  Dr. Aykan Erdemir, @aykanerdemir  @aykan_erdemir  @FDD  @ADL Task Force on #MidEast, senior director of FDD’s Turkey program, is a former member of the Turkish Parliament (2011 to 2015) who served in the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, EU Harmonization Committee, and the Ad Hoc Parliamentary Committee on the IT Sector and the Internet. 

Nov 19, 2021
Tehran regime vulnerable. Mohsen Sazegara, @sazegara, is an Iranian journalist and pro-democracy political activist.
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Photo: Vulnerable:  At Mozaffar al-Din's accession as Shah of Persia, he faced a financial crisis, with annual governmental expenditures far in excess of revenues as a result of the policies of his father. During his reign, Mozzafar ad-Din attempted some reforms of the central treasury; however, the previous debt incurred by the Qajar court, owed to both England and Russia, significantly undermined this effort. He furthered this debt by borrowing even more funds from Britain, France, and Russia. The income from these later loans was used to pay earlier loans rather than create new economic developments. In 1908, oil was discovered in Persia but Mozzaffar ad-Din had already awarded William Knox D'Arcy, a British subject, the rights to oil in most of the country in 1901


Tehran regime vulnerable.  Mohsen Sazegara,  @sazegara, is an Iranian journalist and pro-democracy political activist. 

Mohsen Sazegara   @sazegara,  Iranian journalist and pro-democracy political activist; held several high-ranking positions in the government of Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Nov 19, 2021
Antisemitism plagues social media. U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D) Nevada
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 Photo: The digital resurgence of a millennia-long madness:  1889 Paris, France elections poster for self-described "candidat antisémite" Adolphe Willette: "The Jews are a different race, hostile to our own . . .   Judaism, there is the enemy!"


Antisemitism plagues social media.  U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D) Nevada. 


Nov 19, 2021
#NewWorldReport: The Cuban regime crushes the dissenters. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.
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Photo:    In Cuba: n enslaved man lying face down and tied to a ladder, while other slaves watch as a black slavedriver whips the victim. 

From Harper's Weekly (Nov. 28, 1868) vol.12, p. 753 (front page). Rights: Image is in the public domain.
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#NewWorldReport: The Cuban regime crushes the dissenters. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. 
Nov 19, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Narcotrafficking Honduras falling into the hard left. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.
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Photo:  Honduran Police in San Francisco, Lempira
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#NewWorldReport: Narcotrafficking Honduras falling into the hard left. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. 

Nov 19, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Argentina again votes for change. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.
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Photo:  Calchaquí Vase from Andalgalá, Catamarca, in the Argentine Northwest.


#NewWorldReport: Argentina again votes for change.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis  @revanellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. 

Nov 19, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Chile choosing a young man and an old Marxism. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis @revanellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.
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Photo:  Coal workers in Chile, 1903
Trabajadores del Carbon en Coronel 1903


#NewWorldReport: Chile choosing a young man and an old Marxism. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis  @revanellis, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. 

Nov 19, 2021
Elbridge Colby's defense of Taiwan. Peter Berkowitz @HooverInst @ElbridgeColby
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Photo:   Selandia Fortress on Taiwan

Siege of Fort Zeelandiaused in 韋坦特 (Vertente, Christine),《先民的足跡 : 古地圖話台灣滄桑史 = The authentic story of Taiwan : an illustrated history, based on ancient maps, manuscripts and prints》,1991 頁96-97


Elbridge Colby's defense of Taiwan. Peter Berkowitz @HooverInst @ElbridgeColby 

Nov 19, 2021
#TheScalaReport: Are we too gloomy about the virus and the recovery? Chris Riegel, CEO @scala CEO, @STRATACACHE, #TheScalaReport
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Photo:  Campaign button, President Gerald Ford as the Fonz


#TheScalaReport: Are we too gloomy about the virus and the recovery?  Chris Riegel, CEO @scala CEO,  @STRATACACHE,  #TheScalaReport

Nov 19, 2021
Ukraine is Armageddon-scale perilous. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst
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Photo: The Cloisters, Apocalypse

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Ukraine is Armageddon-scale perilous.  Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst  

Nov 19, 2021
The Belarus migrant tragedy empowers Lukashenko. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst
760
Photo:  Belarus stamp


The Belarus migrant tragedy empowers Lukashenko. Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst 

Anatol Lieven, @LievenAnatol @QuincyInst  Georgetown University 
Nov 19, 2021
China on Mars. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
475
Photo:  Rover and lander captured by HiRISE from NASA's MRO on 6 June 2021.


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China on Mars.   Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
Nov 18, 2021
Artemis 2026. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
825
Photo:  The goddess Artemis (Diana).

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Artemis 2026. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
Nov 18, 2021
Perhaps the fourth wave in Europe: & What is to be done? Simon Constable HFN
415
Photo: Plague victim in bed pointing out to three physicians the swelling, or boil, under his armpit 


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@Batchelorshow



Perhaps the fourth wave in Europe & What is to be done?
Simon Constable HFN
Nov 18, 2021
After COP26, ESG investing and its unknowns. @TheRealConstable Simon Constable Edinburgh HFN
775
Photo:   Investors: an annuitant of royal bonds.

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After COP26, ESG investing and its unknowns. @TheRealConstable Simon Constable Edinburgh HFN


Nov 18, 2021
Trading with the adversary; & What is to be done? @AlanTonelson @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill:
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Photo:   China Trade: Portrait of the American Clipper Ship Bunker Hill Entering Hong Kong Harbour

The Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA) of 1917 (40 Stat. 411, codified at 12 U.S.C. § 95 and 50 U.S.C. § 4301 et seq.) is a United States federal law, enacted on October 6, 1917, that gives the President of the United States the power to oversee or restrict any and all trade between the United States and its enemies in times of war. TWEA was amended in 1933 by the Emergency Banking Act to extend the president’s authority also in peace time, and later revised.

China was listed on two occasions. The Republic of China was first listed in 1941 to prevent invading Japan from using Chinese assets during WW2. China was delisted in 1946. After WW2 the People's Republic of China was sanctioned and listed in 1950 for aggression in the Korean War. After President Richard Nixon's "opening with China," sanctions were lifted in 1975.


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Trading with the adversary; & What is to be done?
@AlanTonelson
 @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill:
Nov 18, 2021
Huawei stymied. Brendan Carr, FCC commissioner. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: One of the typical "freight trains" that carry China's home commerce--caravan leaving Peking


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Huawei stymied.
Brendan Carr, FCC commissioner. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Huawei Recruits Smartphone Partners to Sidestep U.S. Sanctions

Bloomberg News
November 14, 2021, 10:08 PM EST

  •  It could license designs to third parties to access components
  •  Trump-era sanctions have cut off Huawei from U.S. technology
Huawei Technologies Co., whose smartphone business has been devastated by U.S. sanctions, is planning to license its handset designs to third parties as a way to gain access to critical components, people with knowledge of the matter said. 

The Shenzhen-based tech giant is considering licensing its designs to a unit of state-owned China Postal and Telecommunications Appliances Co., or PTAC, which will then seek to buy parts barred under the Trump-era blacklisting, said one of the people, asking not to be identified discussing internal matters. The unit, known as Xnova, is already selling Huawei-branded Nova phones on its e-commerce site and the partnership will see it offer self-branded devices based on the larger company’s designs. 

Chinese telecom equipment maker TD Tech Ltd. will also sell some phones featuring Huawei’s designs under its own brand, another person said. The partnerships are subject to change as negotiations are still ongoing. 

The move may be Huawei’s best chance at salvaging its smartphone business after U.S. sanctions cut off its access to key chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Google’s Android apps and Qualcomm Inc.’s 5G wireless modems. Since Huawei first came under fire from the Trump administration, its shrinking consumer business has seen sales fall for four straight quarters. 

The company sold its Honor sub-brand to a consortium led by a state-owned company in Shenzhen about a year ago, freeing the business from U.S. sanctions. Honor is now able to buy components from suppliers including Qualcomm, Chief Executive Officer George Zhao has said. The success of that spin-off has encouraged Huawei to seek new partnerships to keep its consumer business alive.

Engineers at Huawei have already begun redesigning the circuits of some marquee smartphones previously powered by the company’s in-house HiSilicon chips so they can adapt to Qualcomm or MediaTek Inc. processors, said one of the people. Huawei expects the partnerships could bring smartphone shipments -- including inhouse models and those sold by partners -- to more than 30 million units next year, the person added.

Huawei declined to comment. PTAC and TD Tech didn’t respond to emails and phone calls seeking comment. PTAC is a unit of China General Technology Group Holding Co., a key machinery maker and importer directly controlled by the central government. TD Tech was set up in 2005 with assets from companies such as Siemens AG, though the German multinational said in an email it is no longer a shareholder in the venture.
Huawei has been struggling to find a new cash cow to make up for the hole left by its quickly shrinking consumer electronics business, which booked 483 billion yuan ($75.6 billion) in revenue last year, equal to International Business Machines Corp.’s annual sales. The latest arrangement is unlikely to bring in meaningful profit for Huawei, but such partnerships could be essential in helping the company maintain its smartphone development capabilities.
The Biden administration has shown no signs of easing off on the sanctions imposed on Huawei, though Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou recently struck a deal that released her from a U.S. extradition request that had kept her under house arrest in Canada for two years. Executives including founder Ren Zhengfei, Meng’s father, have vowed to continue making smartphones.
— With assistance by Yanping Li, and Yuan Gao

Nov 18, 2021
Banks too big to quarantine. Charles Ortel of the On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: A normal.,slightly daunting bank. Here: interior of the Helsinki Branch of the Vyborg-Bank  in the 1910s


The Glass-Steagall Act is a 1933 law that separated investment banking from retail banking. ... By separating the two, retail banks were prohibited from using depositors' funds for risky investments. Only 10% of their income could come from selling securities. They could underwrite government bonds.

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Banks too big to quarantine. 
Charles Ortel of the On the Money with Charles Ortel podcast. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
Nov 18, 2021
"Playing with fire" in the Taiwan Strait. Stephen Yates, former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney and currently CEO of DC International Advisory. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
553
Photo: The Vermilion Bird on the gates of a Han Dynasty mausoleum complex
            In Chinese philosophy, fire (Chinese: 火; pinyin: huǒ) is the prosper of the matter, or the matter's prosperity stage.  Fire is the second phase of Wu Xing.
Fire is yang in character. Its motion is upward and its energy is convective.
           Fire is associated with Summer, the South, the planet Mars and the Sun ,the colour red (associated with extreme luck), hot weather, daylight, and the Vermilion Bird (Zhu Que) in the Four Symbols.


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"Playing with fire" in the Taiwan Strait. 
Stephen Yates, former deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney and currently CEO of DC International Advisory. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
Nov 18, 2021
The Kremlin shrugs off the anti-satellite test debris. @Felix_Light @CBSNews
659
Photo:  Space debris.  NASA


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 The Kremlin shrugs off the anti-satellite test debris. @Felix_Light @CBSNews

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-space-missile-test-satellite-debris/
Nov 18, 2021
Fog of war descends on the South Caucasus. @ProfBShaffer Brenda Shaffer @FDD
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Photo: August von Haxthausen: Transcaucasia. Mount Elbrouz, seen from the steppes


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Fog of war descends on the South Caucasus. @ProfBShaffer Brenda Shaffer @FDD

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tensions-high-after-deadly-clashes-between-armenia-and-azerbaijan-gwmpfqgdd
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The Transcaucasian Democratic Federative Republic (TDFR; 22 April – 28 May 1918) was a short-lived state in the Caucasus that included most of the territory of the present-day Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as parts of Russia and Turkey. The state lasted only for a month before Georgia declared independence, followed shortly after by Armenia and Azerbaijan..


Nov 18, 2021
Canceling Columbus in Columbus. @SalenaZito.com
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Photo: Ohio State House, 1906


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Canceling Columbus in Columbus. @SalenaZito.com

https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/insight/2021/11/14/Salena-Zito-Will-Columbus-Ohio-go-the-way-of-Columbus-statues/stories/202111140026
Nov 18, 2021
Fly-fishing ten decades in the Keystone State. SalenaZito.com
663
Photo: Fly-fishing: dashing downstream


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Fly-fishing ten decades in the Keystone State. SalenaZito.com
Nov 18, 2021
2/2 Blinken to Addis Ababa to constrain the civil war. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
333
Photo:  Tigray war: A destroyed armored vehicle in one of the main streets of Hawzen on 6 June 2021 .


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2/2 Blinken to Addis Ababa to constrain the civil war.  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

Nov 18, 2021
1/2 Blinken to Addis Ababa to constrain the civil war. Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo: Haile Salassie enters Addis Ababa 1946


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1/2 Blinken to Addis Ababa to constrain the civil war.  Gregory Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

Nov 18, 2021
Ukraine war exercises along the Crimea frontier. Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol
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Photo: Crimea:  1869. St. George Monastery
            1869. Георгиевский монастырь

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Ukraine war exercises along the Crimea frontier. Jeff McCausland  @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/ukraine-marines-hold-drill-near-russia-annexed-crimea/ar-AAQOpkF 

Nov 18, 2021
Lukashenko brutalizes the NATO frontier; & What is to be done? Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol
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Photo:  Byelorussian folk festival.  (Currently spelled Belarus, like the star.)


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Lukashenko brutalizes the NATO frontier; & What is to be done?  Jeff McCausland  @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/11/17/eu-border-migrant-crisis-complicates-russia-belarus-alliance-a75593


Nov 18, 2021
The GSA fairly divvies up the digital graham crackers to the new Federal Government. @FrancisRoseDC The Daily Scoop.
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Photo:  Atlanta, Ga. , November 17, 2010 -- Through a federal partnership between FEMA and the General Services Administration (GSA), FEMA opens a new distribution center in Atlanta to stage emergency supplies of food in a temperature controlled area that preserves shelf life prior to distribution during an emergency. This facility is one of nine distribution points around the United States quickly and efficiently to support disaster survivors with food, water and other emergency equipment. David Fine/FEMA



The GSA fairly divvies up the digital graham crackers to the new Federal Government. @FrancisRoseDC   The Daily Scoop. 

https://www.fedscoop.com/radio/data-driven-decision-making-and-providing-more-equitable-government-services/

Francis Rose, @FrancisRoseDC ,  host, Government Matters (Washington, D.C.); NationalDefenseWeek.com and francisrose.com; The Daily Scoop, The Fed Scoop  


Nov 17, 2021
China presses India with prosperity and provocations. Sadanand @Dhume @WSJOpinion lth
665
Nov 17, 2021
Working-class Tories and Edmund Burke. Adrian Wooldridge, @TheEconomist. HFN
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Photo:  Edmund Burke

Working-class Tories and Edmund Burke.  Adrian Wooldridge, @TheEconomist.  HFN

https://www.economist.com/britain/2021/11/06/boris-johnsons-conservatives-plan-to-create-a-bigger-busier-state
Nov 17, 2021
Pheasant and claret at the Garrick Club with the PM and Tory "Sleaze". Adrian Wooldridge, @TheEconomist HFN
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Photo:  Ring-necked pheasant


Pheasant and claret at the Garrick Club with the PM and Tory "Sleaze". Adrian Wooldridge, @TheEconomist  HFN

Nov 17, 2021
#HotelMars: 2/2:The glass-strewn Atacama Desert twelve millennia after a comet bolide. Peter Schultz, @BrownUniversity, @BrownAlumniMag. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com
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Photo:  Atacama Desert

#HotelMars: 2/2: The glass-strewn Atacama Desert twelve millennia after a comet bolide. Peter Schultz, @BrownUniversity, @BrownAlumniMag.  David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

Nov 17, 2021
#HotelMars: 1/2: The glass-strewn Atacama Desert twelve millennia after a comet bolide. Peter Schultz, @BrownUniversity, @BrownAlumniMag. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com
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Photo:  A bolide – a very bright meteor of an apparent magnitude of −14 or brighter.  "Bolide" here probably refers to an exploding comet.


#HotelMars: 1/2: The glass-strewn Atacama Desert twelve millennia after a comet bolide. Peter Schultz, @BrownUniversity, @BrownAlumniMag. David Livingston, SpaceShow.com

Nov 17, 2021
#StateThinking:Jake Sullivan speaks of alliances in Australia. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.
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Photo:  An Australian AP3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) flys over the Royal Navy survey vessel HMS Echo during the search for the Malaysian airliner Flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean.


#StateThinking: Jake Sullivan speaks of alliances in Australia. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-11/jake-sullivan-aukus-submarines-lowy-institute-event/100613904
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Nov 17, 2021
#StateThinking: "My old friend," says the General Secretary of POTUS. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.
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Photo: Ch‘in Shih Huang is famous for being the ruler responsible for the unification of China. He took the title of the first emperor of Qin dynasty and ruled China from 220 to 210 BC.

(Ch‘in2  Shih3  Huang2:  秦始皇)

#StateThinking: "My old friend," says the General Secretary of POTUS. @MaryKissel, Former Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.

Nov 17, 2021
#LondonCalling: When the border is the Channel. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo:  The Occupation and Liberation of the Channel Islands 1940-1945.
Guernsey: Two women islanders and their children collecting Red Cross parcels from Le Riche's shop in St Peter Port.


#LondonCalling: When the border is the Channel.   @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

Nov 17, 2021
#LondonCalling: Inflation unsolved. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo:  The sealing of the Bank of England Charter (1694)

#LondonCalling: Inflation unsolved.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion 

Nov 17, 2021
#LondonCalling: Pandemic Travels in Berlin and Leipzig. @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo:  The Red Cross recommended two-layer gauze masks to contain the spread of Spanish flu (Sept 1918).

#LondonCalling: Pandemic Travels in Berlin and Leipzig.  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

Nov 17, 2021
The union asks for a vaccine mandate for small business, also. @RichardAEpstein
463
Photo:   Cover of Harper's Weekly with illustration showing crowd of women, men and children exiting and entering "O.L.D. Pinchpence" dry goods store during a sale.   Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 1, no. 44 (1857 Oct. 31)


The union asks for a vaccine mandate for small business, also. @RichardAEpstein

Nov 17, 2021
#LondonCalling: Germany regulators suspend NordStream2; & What is to be done? @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
596
Nov 17, 2021
The Biden administration favors both private and public unions. @RichardAEpstein
762
Photo:  IWW gathering at Union Square. April 11, 1914.

"Industrial Workers of the World is a worker-led union dedicated to direct action, workplace democracy, and industrial unionism."

The Biden administration favors both private and public unions. @RichardAEpstein 

Nov 17, 2021
. . . and why do the polls accelerate downward? @LizPeek @TheHill
381
Photo: Personification of public opinion.   Unknown source.  Public domain.


. . . and why do the polls accelerate downward? @LizPeek @TheHill

Nov 17, 2021
...going gets tough, we go shopping! @LizPeek @FoxNews
740
Photo:  The Ohio-born curio collector Joseph Edward "Daddy" Standley (1854-1940) came to Seattle in 1899 and opened Ye Olde Curiosity Shop on Second Avenue and Pike Street; since 1988 the shop has been located at Pier 54. Still a family-run business after five generations, the store attracts about one million people a year who come to see natural history specimens such as whale bones, narwhal tusks, and the two human mummies, Sylvester and Sylvia. The store also sells art and displays its collection of culturally significant items, including Northwest Coast Native American totem poles, woven cedar mats, and fir needle baskets.

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. . .  going gets tough, we go shopping! @LizPeek @FoxNews

Nov 17, 2021
2/2: The Securocrat State of Russia today. Arkady Ostrovsky @TheEconomist
490
Photo: Meeting of the special presence of the Governmental Senate in the case of the atrocity of March 1, Fig. Beer K., 1881 State Historical Museum.

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2/2: The Securocrat State of Russia today. Arkady Ostrovsky @TheEconomist 


Nov 16, 2021
1/2: The Securocrat State of Russia today. Arkady Ostrovsky @TheEconomist
810
Photo: View of a church and government building in Tomsk
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1/2: The Securocrat State of Russia today. Arkady Ostrovsky @TheEconomist
Nov 16, 2021
Prospecting for Gold in Argentina, Chile and Paraguay. Dr. David Terry. Golden Arrow Resources
500
Photo: Standing figure.

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Prospecting for Gold in Argentina, Chile and Paraguay. Dr. David Terry. Golden Arrow Resources
Golden Arrow Resources Corporation
Stock symbol in Canada: G-R-G
Stock symbol in the US: G-A-R-W-F
Nov 16, 2021
Trillions of Green for Wall Street's "Finance Industrial Complex." Joshua Rauh, @HooverInst HFN
660
Photo: Wall Street.

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@Batchelorshow


Trillions of Green for Wall Street's "Finance Industrial Complex."  Joshua Rauh, @HooverInst HFN


Nov 16, 2021
Another Covid surge; & What is to be done? @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch HenryMillerMD.org
616
Photo:  Plague, 1665


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Another Covid surge; & What is to be done? @HenryIMiller @PacificResearch HenryMillerMD.org



Nov 16, 2021
High-performance gathering of warplanes and warships across the Middle East. Bradley Bowman @FDD
614
Photo:  Warships of yesteryear.
صورة من مخطوطة مضيئة تظهر النار الإغريقية المستخدمة ضد أسطول المتمرد توماس الصقلبي


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High-performance gathering of warplanes and warships across the Middle East. Bradley Bowman @FDD 
Nov 16, 2021
2/2: The calculable GDP value of water, electricity and liberty.Tim Kaine @HooverInst
552


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 2/2: The calculable GDP value of water, electricity and liberty.Tim Kaine @HooverInst
https://www.hoover.org/research/beyond-gdp-looking-deeper-prosperity-progress-and-nature-value

Nov 16, 2021
1/2: The calculable GDP value of water, electricity and liberty. Tim Kaine @HooverInst
573
Photo: Catskill aqueduct.  April 28, 1915.


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1/2: The  calculable GDP value of water, electricity and liberty. Tim Kaine @HooverInst
https://www.hoover.org/research/beyond-gdp-looking-deeper-prosperity-progress-and-nature-value


Nov 16, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Blinken warns Cuba. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
443
Photo:  Central factory, Santiago de Cuba .


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#NewWorldReport:  Blinken warns Cuba.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org
Nov 16, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Honduras slipping into the Hard Left. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
792
Photo: Gallant English sailor in offers a sword to an unarmed Spaniard to defend himself, at the taking of Fort Omoa, in the Bay of Honduras, October 20, 1779 




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#NewWorldReport: Honduras slipping into the Hard Left.  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org





Nov 16, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Peronistas routed. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo:  Demonstration during Perón's first administration.

Manifestación oficialista durante el primer gobierno de Perón



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#NewWorldReport: Peronistas routed.   Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc

https://www.securefreesociety.org
Nov 16, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Colombia decries Iran. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc
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Photo:  Bridge driveway, on the road midway between Bogota and Zipaquira

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#NewWorldReport: Colombia decries Iran  Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.orghttps://www.jpost.com/israel-news/herzog-asks-colombian-president-to-crack-down-on-iran-as-iaea-board-member-684363
Nov 16, 2021
Xi transformed into greater than Mao and Deng. Charles Burton, MacDonald Laurier Institute. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Deng Xiaoping (left) met with  H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (right) in 1954.  Xi Jinping is unlikely to match that.


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Xi transformed into greater than Mao and Deng. 
Charles Burton, MacDonald Laurier Institute. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
Nov 16, 2021
India pushes back in the high Himalayas. @CleoPaskal @FDD @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo: Himalayan chain.
Chaine Himalayenne (Anapurna) après le décollage de Kathmandu


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India pushes back in the high Himalayas.
@CleoPaskal @FDD @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/china-biggest-security-threat-says-general-bipin-rawat/articleshow/87675595.cms

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Nov 16, 2021
#AfterAfghanistan: ISIS bedevils the Taliban @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal
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Photo: Taliban patrolling the streets of Kabul following its fall, 2021.

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 #AfterAfghanistan: ISIS bedevils the Taliban   @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/14/world/asia/afghanistan-isis-shiites.html
Nov 16, 2021
#AfterAfghanistan: Taliban rewards Haqqanis and gunmen. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal
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Photo: Afghan warriors, 1922.


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 #AfterAfghanistan: Taliban rewards Haqqanis and gunmen.  @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal
Nov 16, 2021
#Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus watch the sharks in the Thames as they debate the plague and Optimates successes at rule. Michael Vlahos.
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Photo: Shark.

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#Londinium90AD: Gaius and Germanicus watch the sharks in the Thames as they debate the plague and Optimates successes at rule.  Michael Vlahos.#FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
Nov 15, 2021
Nancy Pelosi and "Build Back Broke" for a vote in the House. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: A German ledger from 1828.

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Nancy Pelosi and "Build Back Broke" for a vote in the House. @DevinNunes CA-22 #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/medical/pelosi-us-house-plans-to-pass-build-back-better-bill-nov-15-week/vp-AAQBV1c
Nov 15, 2021
Diablo Canyon and its supporters in London and LA. @DevinNunes CA-22, author, "Countdown to Socialism." #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:  USGS:  Main earthquake faults of north and central California


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Diablo Canyon and its supporters in London and LA.  @DevinNunes CA-22, author, Countdown to Socialism. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-14/should-californias-last-nuclear-power-plant-stay-open


Nov 15, 2021
The Russian security state and European energy. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations.
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Photo: V. I. Lenin's security (Gorki, September 20, 1923)
Охрана В. И. Ленина (Горки, 20 сентября 1923)

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The Russian security state and European energy. H. J. Mackinder, International Relations.

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/russian-gas-flows-via-yamal-pipeline-germany-rise-over-weekend-2021-11-14/
Nov 15, 2021
NATO provokes Russia in the Black Sea; & What is to be done? H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: Sochi

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NATO provokes Russia in the Black Sea; & What is to be done?  H. J. Mackinder, International Relations. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/putin-says-no-need-to-escalate-black-sea-tensions-with-nato-rejects-snap-drills/ar-AAQHcZ9#image=1
Nov 15, 2021
C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: Widowland. The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021
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Photo:  Wehrmacht soldiers next to a house


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C. J. Carey #UNBOUND: The complete, 20-minute interview, June 26, 2021

#LitCrit:  Widowland by C. J. Carey.  Paperback

An alternative history with a strong feminist twist, perfect for fans of Robert Harris' Fatherland, C. J. Sansom's Dominion and the dystopian novels of Margaret Atwood

To control the past, they edited history. To control the future, they edited literature.

London, 1953, Coronation year — but not the Coronation of Elizabeth II.

Thirteen years have passed since a Grand Alliance between Great Britain and Germany was formalized. George VI and his family have been murdered and Edward VIII rules as King. Yet, in practice, all power is vested in Alfred Rosenberg, Britain's Protector. Britain is the perfect petri dish for the ideal society, and the role and status of women are Rosenberg's particular interest. Under the Rosenberg regulations, women are divided into a number of castes according to age, heritage, reproductive status and physical characteristics.

Rose belongs to the elite caste of Gelis. She works at the Ministry of Culture rewriting literature to correct the views of the past. She has been charged with making Jane Eyre more submissive, Elizabeth Bennet less feisty and Dorothea Brooke less intelligent. One morning she is summoned to the Cultural Commissioner's office and given a special task.

Outbreaks of insurgency have been seen across the country. Graffiti has been daubed on public buildings. Disturbingly, the graffiti is made up of lines from famous works, subversive lines from the voices of women. Suspicion has fallen on Widowland, the run-down slums inhabited by childless women over fifty, the lowest caste. These women are known to be mutinous, for they seem to have lost their fear. Before the Leader arrives for the Coronation ceremony, Rose must infiltrate Widowland and find the source of this rebellion.

But as she begins to investigate, she discovers something that could change the protectorate forever, and in the process change herself.

Nov 15, 2021
J. H. Gelernter #Unbound. Napoleonic-era espionage. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 3, 2021. LXX GLXXG
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Photo:   The spies return from Canaan carrying a large bunch of grapes

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J. H. Gelernter #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 3, 2021. LXX GLXXG

Hold Fast: A Novel.   Hardcover – May 4, 2021, by J. H. Gelernter 


It’s 1803. The Napoleonic Wars are raging, Britain is on her heels, and His Majesty’s Secret Service has just lost its best agent, Thomas Grey. Deeply depressed by his wife’s untimely death, Grey resigns from the service and accepts an offer to join a lumber firm in Boston. But when a sea battle with a privateer forces the ship carrying him west to make port in neutral Portugal, Grey is approached with a counteroffer: become a wealthy man by selling out Britain’s spy network to France. The French take Grey for a disgruntled ex–naval officer, blithely unaware that Grey had lost his wife to an unlucky shot from a French cannon.


Now, after many years serving King and Country, Grey seizes the opportunity to fight a covert war of his own. He travels to Paris, and―playing the part of the invaluable turncoat the French believe him to be―proceeds to infiltrate the highest levels of Napoleon’s government. If he can outwit his handlers, outmatch his French counterparts, and outrun Napoleon’s secret police, Grey may just avenge his wife’s death and turn the tide of war in England’s favor. Bursting with action and intrigue, Hold Fast sends readers headlong into an unrelenting spy thriller


Nov 15, 2021
Ned Ryun #UNBOUND. Adversaries: the complete, twenty-minute interview.
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Photo:   A depiction of the tarring and feathering of Commissioner of Customs John Malcolm, a Loyalist, by five Patriots on 5 January 1774 under the Liberty Tree in Boston, Massachusetts. Tea is also being poured into Malcolm's mouth. The print shows the Boston Tea Party occurring in the background, though that incident had in fact taken place four weeks earlier. 

Ned Ryun, author, Adversaries

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Boston, September 1774. It is the confrontation that changes the course of history ... for England and for America. The tension between the colonies and Britain has reached a breaking point. The British are determined to tighten their grip on the colonies, but have underestimated the resolve of their subjects in Boston who refuse to bend the knee.
From the salons of London, where English elites plot the crushing of the colonies as coolly as playing a game of chess, to the halls of Philadelphia where firebrands challenge the British resolve, and to the backstreets of Boston where men who once called each other brothers in arms now plot against and fight each other for the Crown or for liberty, this compelling story tells the tale of the nine months that transformed the world.
In The Adversaries, the men and women—those who packed the powder keg and lit the fuse to the revolution that transformed distant colonies into a beacon of liberty—come to life on the streets of London, Boston, and Charlestown in a compelling and dramatic narrative of tested loyalties and fateful meetings.
The Adversaries is a compelling reminder of what occurs when leaders abandon eternal principles and the rule of law for avarice and power, and a free people tells its government it will not allow its freedoms to be abused any longer. The Adversaries is the story of Dr. Joseph Warren and his American comrades who with inspiring courage and heartbreaking sacrifice spark the greatest endeavor in human history: the founding of the free American Republic.


Nov 15, 2021
2b/12: #DurhamReporting: The Clinton campaign hired the false witnesses. Svetlana Lokhova. @RealSLokhova #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:   Huma Abedin in October 2010. Public  domain.

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2b/12: #DurhamReporting:  The Clinton campaign hired the false witnesses.  Svetlana Lokhova. @RealSLokhova #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/11/06/charles-dolan-steele-dossier-igor-danchenko-indictment/
Nov 14, 2021
2a/12: #DurhamReporting: The Washington Post starts correcting the record. Svetlana Lokhova. @RealSLokhova #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo:   Washington, D.C. A woman newspaper vendor

        "The Washington Post on Friday took the unusual step of correcting and retracting portions of two articles, published in 2017 and 2019, that relied on the now-discredited, Trump-bashing Steele dossier.
         "Sally Buzbee, the executive editor for the Washington Post, revealed the newspaper was unable to stand by the accuracy of their reporting regarding source Sergei Millian — former president of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce — noting the recent indictment filed by Special Counsel John Durham this month."


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2a/12: #DurhamReporting: The Washington Post starts correcting the record.  Svetlana Lokhova. @RealSLokhova  #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/media-washington-post-steele-dossier/2021/11/12/f7c9b770-43d5-11ec-a88e-2aa4632af69b_story.html
Nov 14, 2021
#Londinium90AD: Romans on the Danube, 90AD, just like Americans on the Black Sea, 2021 AD. Michael Vlahos.
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Photo: Black Sea, by Niko Pirosmani (Georgian: ნიკო ფიროსმანი), simply referred to as Nikala (ნიკალა) (1862–1918).  One of the most revered Georgian artists, Pirosmani was a Georgian naïve painter who posthumously rose to prominence. Relatively poor for most of his life, he worked a variety of ordinary jobs. His rustic, everyday scenes are celebrated today for their depiction of the Georgia of Pirosmani's lifetime, and he has become one of the country's most beloved artistic figures.




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#Londinium90AD: Romans on the Danube, 90AD, just like Americans on the Black Sea, 2021 AD. Michael Vlahos. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/putin-says-us-support-of-ukraine-drone-use-risks-escalation/ar-AAQFaD5
Nov 14, 2021
N.S.W. Springtime includes two-meter pythons and venomous Eastern Browns. Jeremy Zakis #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: New South Wales on the 1930s:  Fire Brigade rescue trapped office workers
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N.S.W. Springtime includes two-meter pythons and venomous Eastern Browns. Jeremy Zakis #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7506604/three-snakes-found-in-air-conditioning-units/
Nov 14, 2021
Twenty inches of rain in less that 24 hours La Nina in Ox. Jeremy Zakis. New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
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Photo: Parts of the suburbs of Newstead and Bowen Hills, Brisbane, during the 1893 flood.

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Twenty inches of rain in less that 24 hours La Nina in Ox. Jeremy Zakis. New South Wales. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/nov/11/warnings-of-life-threatening-flooding-in-queensland-and-nsw-after-deluges-trigger-emergency-rescues
Nov 14, 2021
Holly Fretwell #Unbound. National Forests. The complete, forty-minute interview. April 12, 2021.
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Photo: American Elm (Ulmus american) with wing-like roots.  Photograph by C D Mell, Jan 1907. 

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Holly Fretwell  #Unbound. The complete, forty-minute interview.  April 12, 2021.

Fix America’s Forests: Reforms to Restore National Forests and Tackle the Wildfire Crisis. Holly Fretwell , Jonathan Wood April 12, 2021


https://www.perc.org/2021/04/12/fix-americas-forests-reforms-to-restore-national-forests-and-tackle-the-wildfire-crisis/

In 2020, the largest wildfire in California history scorched six counties in the northern part of the state. The August Complex Fire burned more than one million acres across three national forests and destroyed hundreds of structures. But devastating fires are not limited to California. Across the West, more than 10 million acres burned in 2020—a record in modern history. These fires consumed more than 17,500 structures and more than $3.5 billion in firefighting costs. Tragically, dozens of lives were lost, and many more people were displaced by evacuation orders. Fires released smoke that degraded air quality nearby and hundreds of miles away. They also destroyed wildlife habitat, including for imperiled species, and the fires’ aftereffects will soon lead to erosion that harms water quality in local watersheds.


Nov 14, 2021
Michael Auslin #Unbound. Asia-Pacific. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG
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Photo: Chart of passage from Asia to the Americas .  


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Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG


Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific,  by Michael R. Auslin   Format: Kindle Edition


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08563RW9H/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0


The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. Now, as it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe. China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: Can he control his nukes? In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia, from the 18th century through today. Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations, India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like.
Nov 14, 2021
Twelve Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 8, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Afghanistan, Bala Murgab/
 
The dromedary, also known as Arabian camel, is a large, even-toed ungulate, of the genus Camelus, with one hump on its back. It's the tallest of the three species of camel; adult males stand 1.8–2 m at the shoulder, while females are 1.7–1.9 m tall.


Twelve Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 18, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 14, 2021
Eleven Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 1, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:   This photograph of an Afghan water mill is from an album of rare historical photographs depicting people and places associated with the Second Anglo-Afghan War. The mill, rectangular shaped with a thatched roof, was probably operated on a part-time basis by the family pictured in the photograph. The water mill is a traditional design with a small horizontal mill-house built of stone, or perhaps mud bricks. The men look directly at the camera, but a woman wearing a chador partially screens her face for modesty. 

Eleven Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 18, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 14, 2021
Ten Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, November 1, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo: Unidentified location, Afghanistan.

Ten Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 25, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 14, 2021
Nine Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 11, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  A young girl from the Spin Boldak District in the southern Kandahar province, Afghanistan, smiles as she waits for her mother to finish speaking at a female shura. Born after the Taliban's fall, the young girl is afforded the opportunities to go to school and chase her dreams because of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's efforts to promote gender equality, to include pushing for a more robust focus on girls' education, and having in its constitution clauses rendering women and men equal, and including women in the policy-making process — all before the tragic withdrawal.


Nine Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 18, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 14, 2021
Eight Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 11, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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Photo: Afghan men

Eight Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 11, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 14, 2021
Seven Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 4, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow .
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Photo:  Lt. Richard Rogers U.S. Forces –Afghanistan before the tragic withdrawal.
 
Seven Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, October 4, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 14, 2021
Six Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 27, 2021. @LongWarJournal @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  Sultan Alauddin Khalji

Six Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 27, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 14, 2021
Five Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 20, 2021. @LongWarJournal @Batchelorshow
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Photo:   Afghanistan; early 1900s.

Five Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 20, 2021. @LongWarJournal
Nov 14, 2021
Four Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 13, 2021. @LongWarJournal @Batchelorshow
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Photo:  This panoramic photograph of an unidentified Afghan city is from an album of rare historical photographs depicting people and places associated with the Second Anglo-Afghan War. The city is in the middle frame, flanked on both sides by rocky hills, and with mountains rising in the distance. The right frame shows a sentry tower atop a hill and a man with his mule stopping for rest beneath it. The Second Anglo-Afghan War began in November 1878 when Great Britain, fearful of what it saw as growing Russian influence in Afghanistan, invaded the country from British India. The first phase of the war ended in May 1879 with the Treaty of Gandamak, which permitted the Afghans to maintain internal sovereignty but forced them to cede control over their foreign policy to the British. 



Four Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, September 13, 2021. @LongWarJournal
Nov 14, 2021
Two Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 30, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @BatchelorShow .
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Photo: Shazada Kamran Durrani

Two Weeks after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 30, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 14, 2021
One Week after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 23, 2021. @LongWarJournal. @Batchelorshow
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One Week after the Tragedy: #ClassicLongWarJournal: @BillRoggio and @ThomasJoscelyn #UNBOUND the complete, forty-minute interview, August 23, 2021. @LongWarJournal.
Nov 14, 2021
8/8 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D. Hardcover – September 21, 2021 auu
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Photo:   Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette


8/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021 auu

https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983

For more than two centuries, historians have debated the history of the American Revolution, disputing its roots, its provenance and, above all, its meaning. These questions have intrigued Ellis―one of our most celebrated scholars of American history―throughout his entire career. With this much-anticipated volume, he at last brings the story of the revolution to vivid life, with “surprising relevance” (Susan Dunn) for our modern era. Completing a trilogy of books that began with Founding Brothers, The Cause returns us to the very heart of the American founding, telling the military and political story of the war for independence from the ground up, and from all sides: British and American, loyalist and patriot, white and Black.

Taking us from the end of the Seven Years’ War to 1783, and drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, The Cause interweaves action-packed tales of North American military campaigns with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a thrilling narrative that brings together a cast of familiar and long-forgotten characters. Here, Ellis recovers the stories of Catherine Littlefield Greene, wife of Major General Nathanael Greene, the sister among the “band of brothers”; Thayendanegea, a Mohawk chief known to the colonists as Joseph Brant, who led the Iroquois Confederation against the Patriots; and Harry Washington, the enslaved namesake of George Washington, who escaped Mount Vernon to join the British Army and fight against his former master.

Countering popular histories that romanticize the “Spirit of ’76,” Ellis demonstrates that the rebels fought under the mantle of “The Cause,” a mutable, conveniently ambiguous principle that afforded an umbrella under which different, and often conflicting, convictions and goals could coexist. Neither an American nation nor a viable government existed at the end of the war. In fact, one revolutionary legacy regarded the creation of such a nation, or any robust expression of government power, as the ultimate betrayal of The Cause. This legacy alone rendered any effective response to the twin tragedies of the founding―slavery and the Native American dilemma―problematic at best.

Written with the vivid and muscular prose for which Ellis is known, and with characteristically trenchant insight, The Cause marks the culmination of a lifetime of engagement with the founding era. A landmark work of narrative history, it challenges the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people, and as a nation.

6 illustrations; 7 maps


Nov 13, 2021
7/8 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D. Hardcover – September 21, 2021 lth
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Photo:  Spirit of '76, by Archibald Willard 1875

7/8 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021 lth

https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983

For more than two centuries, historians have debated the history of the American Revolution, disputing its roots, its provenance and, above all, its meaning. These questions have intrigued Ellis―one of our most celebrated scholars of American history―throughout his entire career. With this much-anticipated volume, he at last brings the story of the revolution to vivid life, with “surprising relevance” (Susan Dunn) for our modern era. Completing a trilogy of books that began with Founding Brothers, The Cause returns us to the very heart of the American founding, telling the military and political story of the war for independence from the ground up, and from all sides: British and American, loyalist and patriot, white and Black.

Taking us from the end of the Seven Years’ War to 1783, and drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, The Cause interweaves action-packed tales of North American military campaigns with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a thrilling narrative that brings together a cast of familiar and long-forgotten characters. Here, Ellis recovers the stories of Catherine Littlefield Greene, wife of Major General Nathanael Greene, the sister among the “band of brothers”; Thayendanegea, a Mohawk chief known to the colonists as Joseph Brant, who led the Iroquois Confederation against the Patriots; and Harry Washington, the enslaved namesake of George Washington, who escaped Mount Vernon to join the British Army and fight against his former master.

Countering popular histories that romanticize the “Spirit of ’76,” Ellis demonstrates that the rebels fought under the mantle of “The Cause,” a mutable, conveniently ambiguous principle that afforded an umbrella under which different, and often conflicting, convictions and goals could coexist. Neither an American nation nor a viable government existed at the end of the war. In fact, one revolutionary legacy regarded the creation of such a nation, or any robust expression of government power, as the ultimate betrayal of The Cause. This legacy alone rendered any effective response to the twin tragedies of the founding―slavery and the Native American dilemma―problematic at best.

Written with the vivid and muscular prose for which Ellis is known, and with characteristically trenchant insight, The Cause marks the culmination of a lifetime of engagement with the founding era. A landmark work of narrative history, it challenges the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people, and as a nation.

6 illustrations; 7 maps


Nov 13, 2021
6/8 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.
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Photo: Harry Washington, depicted in Washington as Farmer at Mount Vernon, 1851, part of a series on George Washington by Junius Brutus Stearns. Located at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Library of Congress document.


Harry Washington was born in West Africa around 1740. He was captured in his early 20s, placed in the bowels of a slave ship, and endured the horrors of the Middle Passage. On the shores of the Potomac, he was purchased and enslaved by a man named Daniel Tebbs.In 1763, Tebbs sold Harry to none other than George Washington. After working with several other enslaved people on draining swamps in Virginia with a company George Washington founded called The Dismal Swamp Company, Harry found himself at Mt. Vernon, taking care of George Washington’s horses and even working in the household at Mt. Vernon.Harry’s opinion of our founding father is not one shared by the majority of Americans today. In fact, George Washington did not have the reputation of being a kind man when it came to the people enslaved on his plantation. British writer Richard Parkinson spent some time with Washington on his planation and wrote in his book, A Tour of America that “it was the sense of all his neighbors that he treated them with more severity than any other man.”
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6/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021 

https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983

For more than two centuries, historians have debated the history of the American Revolution, disputing its roots, its provenance and, above all, its meaning. These questions have intrigued Ellis―one of our most celebrated scholars of American history―throughout his entire career. With this much-anticipated volume, he at last brings the story of the revolution to vivid life, with “surprising relevance” (Susan Dunn) for our modern era. Completing a trilogy of books that began with Founding Brothers, The Cause returns us to the very heart of the American founding, telling the military and political story of the war for independence from the ground up, and from all sides: British and American, loyalist and patriot, white and Black.

Taking us from the end of the Seven Years’ War to 1783, and drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, The Cause interweaves action-packed tales of North American military campaigns with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a thrilling narrative that brings together a cast of familiar and long-forgotten characters. Here, Ellis recovers the stories of Catherine Littlefield Greene, wife of Major General Nathanael Greene, the sister among the “band of brothers”; Thayendanegea, a Mohawk chief known to the colonists as Joseph Brant, who led the Iroquois Confederation against the Patriots; and Harry Washington, the enslaved namesake of George Washington, who escaped Mount Vernon to join the British Army and fight against his former master.

Countering popular histories that romanticize the “Spirit of ’76,” Ellis demonstrates that the rebels fought under the mantle of “The Cause,” a mutable, conveniently ambiguous principle that afforded an umbrella under which different, and often conflicting, convictions and goals could coexist. Neither an American nation nor a viable government existed at the end of the war. In fact, one revolutionary legacy regarded the creation of such a nation, or any robust expression of government power, as the ultimate betrayal of The Cause. This legacy alone rendered any effective response to the twin tragedies of the founding―slavery and the Native American dilemma―problematic at best.

Written with the vivid and muscular prose for which Ellis is known, and with characteristically trenchant insight, The Cause marks the culmination of a lifetime of engagement with the founding era. A landmark work of narrative history, it challenges the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people, and as a nation.

6 illustrations; 7 maps


Nov 13, 2021
5/8 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D. Hardcover – September 21, 2021 HFN
685
Photo:  Mezzotint of Joseph Fayadaneega [or Tayendanegea], called the Brant, the Great Captain of the Six Nations / J. R. Smith.  Iroquois, Haudenoshaunee, elder and chief.


5/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021 HFN

https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983

For more than two centuries, historians have debated the history of the American Revolution, disputing its roots, its provenance and, above all, its meaning. These questions have intrigued Ellis―one of our most celebrated scholars of American history―throughout his entire career. With this much-anticipated volume, he at last brings the story of the revolution to vivid life, with “surprising relevance” (Susan Dunn) for our modern era. Completing a trilogy of books that began with Founding Brothers, The Cause returns us to the very heart of the American founding, telling the military and political story of the war for independence from the ground up, and from all sides: British and American, loyalist and patriot, white and Black.

Taking us from the end of the Seven Years’ War to 1783, and drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, The Cause interweaves action-packed tales of North American military campaigns with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a thrilling narrative that brings together a cast of familiar and long-forgotten characters. Here, Ellis recovers the stories of Catherine Littlefield Greene, wife of Major General Nathanael Greene, the sister among the “band of brothers”; Thayendanegea, a Mohawk chief known to the colonists as Joseph Brant, who led the Iroquois Confederation against the Patriots; and Harry Washington, the enslaved namesake of George Washington, who escaped Mount Vernon to join the British Army and fight against his former master.

Countering popular histories that romanticize the “Spirit of ’76,” Ellis demonstrates that the rebels fought under the mantle of “The Cause,” a mutable, conveniently ambiguous principle that afforded an umbrella under which different, and often conflicting, convictions and goals could coexist. Neither an American nation nor a viable government existed at the end of the war. In fact, one revolutionary legacy regarded the creation of such a nation, or any robust expression of government power, as the ultimate betrayal of The Cause. This legacy alone rendered any effective response to the twin tragedies of the founding―slavery and the Native American dilemma―problematic at best.

Written with the vivid and muscular prose for which Ellis is known, and with characteristically trenchant insight, The Cause marks the culmination of a lifetime of engagement with the founding era. A landmark work of narrative history, it challenges the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people, and as a nation.

6 illustrations; 7 maps


Nov 13, 2021
4/8 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.
601
Photo:  Catharine Littlefield Greene Miller (1755-1814), wife of Nathanael Greene and Phineas Miller, and supporter of Eli Whitney.


4/8  The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021 

https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983

For more than two centuries, historians have debated the history of the American Revolution, disputing its roots, its provenance and, above all, its meaning. These questions have intrigued Ellis―one of our most celebrated scholars of American history―throughout his entire career. With this much-anticipated volume, he at last brings the story of the revolution to vivid life, with “surprising relevance” (Susan Dunn) for our modern era. Completing a trilogy of books that began with Founding Brothers, The Cause returns us to the very heart of the American founding, telling the military and political story of the war for independence from the ground up, and from all sides: British and American, loyalist and patriot, white and Black.

Taking us from the end of the Seven Years’ War to 1783, and drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, The Cause interweaves action-packed tales of North American military campaigns with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a thrilling narrative that brings together a cast of familiar and long-forgotten characters. Here, Ellis recovers the stories of Catherine Littlefield Greene, wife of Major General Nathanael Greene, the sister among the “band of brothers”; Thayendanegea, a Mohawk chief known to the colonists as Joseph Brant, who led the Iroquois Confederation against the Patriots; and Harry Washington, the enslaved namesake of George Washington, who escaped Mount Vernon to join the British Army and fight against his former master.

Countering popular histories that romanticize the “Spirit of ’76,” Ellis demonstrates that the rebels fought under the mantle of “The Cause,” a mutable, conveniently ambiguous principle that afforded an umbrella under which different, and often conflicting, convictions and goals could coexist. Neither an American nation nor a viable government existed at the end of the war. In fact, one revolutionary legacy regarded the creation of such a nation, or any robust expression of government power, as the ultimate betrayal of The Cause. This legacy alone rendered any effective response to the twin tragedies of the founding―slavery and the Native American dilemma―problematic at best.

Written with the vivid and muscular prose for which Ellis is known, and with characteristically trenchant insight, The Cause marks the culmination of a lifetime of engagement with the founding era. A landmark work of narrative history, it challenges the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people, and as a nation.

6 illustrations; 7 maps


Nov 13, 2021
3/8 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.
624
Photo:  A splendid English parlour.


3/8 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021 

https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983

For more than two centuries, historians have debated the history of the American Revolution, disputing its roots, its provenance and, above all, its meaning. These questions have intrigued Ellis―one of our most celebrated scholars of American history―throughout his entire career. With this much-anticipated volume, he at last brings the story of the revolution to vivid life, with “surprising relevance” (Susan Dunn) for our modern era. Completing a trilogy of books that began with Founding Brothers, The Cause returns us to the very heart of the American founding, telling the military and political story of the war for independence from the ground up, and from all sides: British and American, loyalist and patriot, white and Black.

Taking us from the end of the Seven Years’ War to 1783, and drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, The Cause interweaves action-packed tales of North American military campaigns with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a thrilling narrative that brings together a cast of familiar and long-forgotten characters. Here, Ellis recovers the stories of Catherine Littlefield Greene, wife of Major General Nathanael Greene, the sister among the “band of brothers”; Thayendanegea, a Mohawk chief known to the colonists as Joseph Brant, who led the Iroquois Confederation against the Patriots; and Harry Washington, the enslaved namesake of George Washington, who escaped Mount Vernon to join the British Army and fight against his former master.

Countering popular histories that romanticize the “Spirit of ’76,” Ellis demonstrates that the rebels fought under the mantle of “The Cause,” a mutable, conveniently ambiguous principle that afforded an umbrella under which different, and often conflicting, convictions and goals could coexist. Neither an American nation nor a viable government existed at the end of the war. In fact, one revolutionary legacy regarded the creation of such a nation, or any robust expression of government power, as the ultimate betrayal of The Cause. This legacy alone rendered any effective response to the twin tragedies of the founding―slavery and the Native American dilemma―problematic at best.

Written with the vivid and muscular prose for which Ellis is known, and with characteristically trenchant insight, The Cause marks the culmination of a lifetime of engagement with the founding era. A landmark work of narrative history, it challenges the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people, and as a nation.

6 illustrations; 7 maps


Nov 13, 2021
2/8 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.
502
Photo:  Kopie (von Otto Rose, 1911) des Bilds von Carl Röchling († 1920): Friedrich II. in der Schlacht bei Zorndorf 1758. Öl/Lwd. 82 x 115 cm

2/8   The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021

The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021 

https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983

For more than two centuries, historians have debated the history of the American Revolution, disputing its roots, its provenance and, above all, its meaning. These questions have intrigued Ellis―one of our most celebrated scholars of American history―throughout his entire career. With this much-anticipated volume, he at last brings the story of the revolution to vivid life, with “surprising relevance” (Susan Dunn) for our modern era. Completing a trilogy of books that began with Founding Brothers, The Cause returns us to the very heart of the American founding, telling the military and political story of the war for independence from the ground up, and from all sides: British and American, loyalist and patriot, white and Black.

Taking us from the end of the Seven Years’ War to 1783, and drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, The Cause interweaves action-packed tales of North American military campaigns with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a thrilling narrative that brings together a cast of familiar and long-forgotten characters. Here, Ellis recovers the stories of Catherine Littlefield Greene, wife of Major General Nathanael Greene, the sister among the “band of brothers”; Thayendanegea, a Mohawk chief known to the colonists as Joseph Brant, who led the Iroquois Confederation against the Patriots; and Harry Washington, the enslaved namesake of George Washington, who escaped Mount Vernon to join the British Army and fight against his former master.

Countering popular histories that romanticize the “Spirit of ’76,” Ellis demonstrates that the rebels fought under the mantle of “The Cause,” a mutable, conveniently ambiguous principle that afforded an umbrella under which different, and often conflicting, convictions and goals could coexist. Neither an American nation nor a viable government existed at the end of the war. In fact, one revolutionary legacy regarded the creation of such a nation, or any robust expression of government power, as the ultimate betrayal of The Cause. This legacy alone rendered any effective response to the twin tragedies of the founding―slavery and the Native American dilemma―problematic at best.

Written with the vivid and muscular prose for which Ellis is known, and with characteristically trenchant insight, The Cause marks the culmination of a lifetime of engagement with the founding era. A landmark work of narrative history, it challenges the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people, and as a nation.

6 illustrations; 7 maps


Nov 13, 2021
1/8 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.
618
Photo:  The Victory of Montcalm's Troops at Carillon. Early 20th century painting by Henry Alexander Ogden (1854 1936). Fort Ticonderoga Museum, NY.


1/8    The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783, by Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D.    Hardcover – September 21, 2021 

https://www.amazon.com/Cause-American-Revolution-Discontents-1773-1783/dp/1631498983

For more than two centuries, historians have debated the history of the American Revolution, disputing its roots, its provenance and, above all, its meaning. These questions have intrigued Ellis―one of our most celebrated scholars of American history―throughout his entire career. With this much-anticipated volume, he at last brings the story of the revolution to vivid life, with “surprising relevance” (Susan Dunn) for our modern era. Completing a trilogy of books that began with Founding Brothers, The Cause returns us to the very heart of the American founding, telling the military and political story of the war for independence from the ground up, and from all sides: British and American, loyalist and patriot, white and Black.

Taking us from the end of the Seven Years’ War to 1783, and drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, The Cause interweaves action-packed tales of North American military campaigns with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a thrilling narrative that brings together a cast of familiar and long-forgotten characters. Here, Ellis recovers the stories of Catherine Littlefield Greene, wife of Major General Nathanael Greene, the sister among the “band of brothers”; Thayendanegea, a Mohawk chief known to the colonists as Joseph Brant, who led the Iroquois Confederation against the Patriots; and Harry Washington, the enslaved namesake of George Washington, who escaped Mount Vernon to join the British Army and fight against his former master.

Countering popular histories that romanticize the “Spirit of ’76,” Ellis demonstrates that the rebels fought under the mantle of “The Cause,” a mutable, conveniently ambiguous principle that afforded an umbrella under which different, and often conflicting, convictions and goals could coexist. Neither an American nation nor a viable government existed at the end of the war. In fact, one revolutionary legacy regarded the creation of such a nation, or any robust expression of government power, as the ultimate betrayal of The Cause. This legacy alone rendered any effective response to the twin tragedies of the founding―slavery and the Native American dilemma―problematic at best.

Written with the vivid and muscular prose for which Ellis is known, and with characteristically trenchant insight, The Cause marks the culmination of a lifetime of engagement with the founding era. A landmark work of narrative history, it challenges the story we have long told ourselves about our origins as a people, and as a nation.

6 illustrations; 7 maps

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Nov 13, 2021
An asteroid remnant of the moon birth? Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
255
Nov 13, 2021
NASA speaks candidly of SLS in 2025. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com
973
Nov 13, 2021
Farewell to the Canadian philanthropist W. Galen Weston. @ConradMBlack
561
Photo:  Loblaw Groceterias Limited, store No. 1, 2923 Dundas St. W., Toronto, Ontario, postcard, c. 1919.


Farewell to the Canadian philanthropist W. Galen Weston.  @ConradMBlack

Nov 13, 2021
Travels to the abandoned of Syria, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Kurdistan, Ukraine, Greece by a French celebrity. @JoshRogin
559
Photo:  A neglected and abandoned child.

Travels to the abandoned of Syria, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Kurdistan, Ukraine, Greece by a French celebrity. @JoshRogin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/04/climate-change-biden-xi-jinping-china-cooperation/
Nov 13, 2021
#SmallBusinessAmerica: Leaving the job for better days. @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
609
Photo:  Emil Jellinek-Mercedes (1853–1918), here at the steering wheel of his Phoenix Double-Phaeton, was a European entrepreneur who helped design the first modern car

#SmallBusinessAmerica: Leaving the job for better days.  @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

Nov 13, 2021
#SmallBusinessAmerica: Inflation for Christmas @GeneMarks @Guardian @PhillyInquirer
619
Photo:  Father Christmas in a less-inffaltionary time.
 
#SmallBusinessAmerica: Inflation for Christmas @GeneMarks  @Guardian @PhillyInquirer

Nov 13, 2021
New Zealand vs Australia cricket T20 World Cup showdown. Scott Mayman @CBSNews
538
Photo: Victorian cricket team, 1859

New Zealand vs Australia cricket T20 World Cup showdown. Scott Mayman @CBSNews

Nov 13, 2021
#PacificWatch: Container ships waiting 150 miles at sea. Jeff Bliss, @JCBliss
584
Nov 13, 2021
The beginning of the end of denying inflation. @ VerodeRugy @Mercatus auu
650
Photo:  Excessive speculation/expenditure:  Illustration shows William II, German Emperor, suffering from over-indulgence, sitting in a chair with a block of ice on his head with his crown on top and his feet in a tub of hot water; in a bucket in the foreground are two empty bottles labeled "Over-Speculation" and "Over-Confidence," on the floor is another empty bottle labeled "Over-Capitalization." Uncle Sam is standing outside a window with a dismayed look on his face and about to fill a cup from a huge bottle labeled "Over-Speculation."

[Caption: Uncle Sam  Great stars and stripes! - What a "head" that fellow's got! I'd better pull up before I get one myself. Illus. in: Puck, v. 50, no. 1295 (1901 December 25), cover.]
 ..

The beginning of the end of denying inflation.  @ VerodeRugy @Mercatus auu

Nov 12, 2021
Ransomware; & What is to be done? Georgianna Shea @FDD
620
Photo: One dollar, Bank of Poyais, Republic of Poyais (1820s). After fighting in South and Central America, the Scottish soldier Gregor MacGregor created an elaborate scam claiming to have been made a Cacique of the entirely fictitious Cazique of Poyais, all in an effort to defraud land investors. Nearly 200 died in 1822–23 in connection with MacGregor's deception.

Ransomware; & What is to be done?  Georgianna Shea @FDD

Nov 12, 2021
2/2: The Constitution and the fair-share rhetoric. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst HFN
570
Photo:  J P Morgan, who paid no income tax

2/2: The Constitution and the fair-share rhetoric.  @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst HFN

Nov 12, 2021
1/2: The Constitution and the fair-share rhetoric. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst HFN
590
Photo: Andrew Carnegie, who paid no income tax: his residence.


1/2: The Constitution and the fair-share rhetoric.  @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst HFN

Nov 12, 2021
Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence* (I. B. Tauris, November 2021, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing). Anna Borshchevskaya, senior Fellow at The Washington Institute. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenle
425
Photo:  2/27th Battalion advance on the town of El Ardun, Syria, 3 June 1941

Putin's War in Syria: Russian Foreign Policy and the Price of America's Absence* (I. B. Tauris, November 2021, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing).  Anna Borshchevskaya, senior Fellow at The Washington Institute.   Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

Putin approves of the Syria tragedy.
·         https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/future-putins-war-syria

*      Putin intervened in Syria in September 2015, with international critics predicting that Russia would overextend itself and Barack Obama suggesting the country would find itself in a “quagmire” in Syria. Contrary to this, Anna Borshchevskaya argues that in fact Putin achieved significant key domestic and foreign policy objectives without crippling costs, and is well-positioned to direct Syria's future and become a leading power in the Middle East. 
      This outcome has serious implications for Western foreign policy interests both in the Middle East and beyond. This book places Russian intervention in Syria in this broader context, exploring Putin's overall approach to the Middle East – historically Moscow has special relations with Damascus – and traces the political, diplomatic, military and domestic aspects of this intervention. Borshchevskaya delves into the Russian military campaign, public opinion within Russia, as well as Russian diplomatic tactics at the United Nations. Crucially, this book illustrates the impact of Western absence in Syria, particularly US absence: and what the role of the West is, and could be, in the Middle East.
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Nov 12, 2021
Remember Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
807
Photo:  Synagogue Eisenach burning- Nov 1938

Remember Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

Nov 12, 2021
Iran looking for more US concessions to go back to the Vienna talks. Danielle Pletka, @dpletka, distinguished senior Fellow in foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
542
Photo: Vienna, 1898

Iran looking for more US concessions to go back to the Vienna talks.  Danielle Pletka, @dpletka, distinguished senior Fellow in foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1




Nov 12, 2021
Iraq shows evidence of sovereignty. Michael Knights, @WashInstitute @FikraForum; Jill and Jay Bernstein Fellow at The Washington Institute. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1
582
Photo:  March 10, 2007, Iraqi civilians conduct a nonviolent demonstration in front of the 7th street Security Station in Ramadi, Iraq. Iraqi Police along with Marines from st Battalion, 6th Marines (/6), Second Marine Division, and Iraqi Army Soldiers communicate with the crowd using the buildings broadcast speakers located on the roof. /6 is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq MNF-W to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. Ramadi, Iraq. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. Michael...  


Iraq shows evidence of sovereignty.  Michael Knights, @WashInstitute @FikraForum;   Jill and Jay Bernstein Fellow at The Washington Institute.   Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

Nov 12, 2021
#COP26Glasgow: India asks for $1 Trillion; & What is to be done? Vijay Vaitheeswaran, @TheEconomist
615
Photo:  Examples of trillions we can grasp.
            "Like great friends, galaxies stick together. Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have spotted a handful of great galactic pals bonding back when the universe was a mere 4.6 billion years old. The universe is believed to be 13.7 billion years old.  Collectively, these great galactic buddies are called galaxy clusters. A typical galaxy cluster can contain hundreds of galaxies and trillions of stars."

#COP26Glasgow: India asks for $1 Trillion; & What is to be done? Vijay Vaitheeswaran, @TheEconomist

Nov 12, 2021
#TheScalaReport: Back to the office, or the pursuit of happiness rather than work? Chris Riegel, CEO @scala CEO, @STRATACACHE #TheScalaReport
618
#TheScalaReport: Back to the office, or the pursuit of happiness rather than work? Chris Riegel, CEO @scala CEO, @STRATACACHE #TheScalaReport

Nov 12, 2021
Argentina votes for responsibility. @Mary Anastasia O'Grady @WSJOpinion
571
Photo:  The first settlers on the Ranch at the End of the World, Estancia Harberton, in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina: the Thomas Bridges family. Today, this generation of Thomas Bridges still inhabits the estancia.


Argentina votes for responsibility.  @Mary Anastasia O'Grady @WSJOpinion

Nov 12, 2021
Afghanistan is a threat forever. #AfterAfghanistan: @AmbJohnBolton
546
Photo:  Soldiers of the Afghan National Army [now disbanded] prepare to search the Tut Village in the Andar District due to reports of recent enemy activity, Aug. 8, 2010, Ghazni province, Afghanistan.  This was part of Operation Tabar V out of Forward Operating Base Shrana Task Force Iron Rakkasan.

Afghanistan is a threat forever.  #AfterAfghanistan: @AmbJohnBolton

Nov 12, 2021
#COP26Glasgow: The island states are gone. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst
384
Photo:  In Tuvalu, a woman on Funafuti (1900); photography by Harry Clifford Fassett

#COP26Glasgow: The island states are gone. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst

Nov 12, 2021
#COP26Glasgow: China is 30% of emissions. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst
849
Photo: Air pollution, screen grab

#COP26Glasgow: China is 30% of emissions. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst

Nov 12, 2021
#COP26Glasgow: Reforestation works. Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst
442
Photo: Forest 

#COP26Glasgow: Reforestation works.  Anatol Lieven @QuincyInst

Nov 12, 2021
#COP26Glasgow: Not disappointed. Anatol Lieven @Quincy Inst
683
Photo: Scene of an earlier conference (Versailles)

#COP26Glasgow: Not disappointed. Anatol Lieven @Quincy Inst

Nov 12, 2021
Gold rush low-Earth orbit. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com auu
660
Nov 11, 2021
Hubble recovers; Ingenuity soars; Lucy adjusts. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com lth
640
Nov 11, 2021
Greek city like a 2500-year time capsule city on the Sea of Azov. @ Felix_Light @CBSNews HFN @MoscowNews
530
Photo:  A terracotta vessel in the shape of a sphinx, 5th century BC. One of 26 similar pieces discovered in a feminine necropolis ("Demeter's priestess") near Phanagoria. On exhibit at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

Greek city like a 2500-year time capsule city on the Sea of Azov.  @ Felix_Light @CBSNews HFN @MoscowNews

Nov 11, 2021
The reluctant Kremlin's burdensome Lukashenko. @ Felix_Light @CBSNews HFN
660
Photo:  Byelarus church

The reluctant Kremlin's burdensome Lukashenko.  @ Felix_Light @CBSNews HFN

Nov 11, 2021
PRC prepares the public for conflict. Weifeng Zhong @Mercatus
560
Photo:  Painting of the 1758 Battle of Oroi-Jalatu, in which the Ch`ing defeated the Dzungar.

PRC prepares the public for conflict. Weifeng Zhong @Mercatus

Nov 11, 2021
Eric Adams: smart choices; Andrew Cuomo: not smart. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews
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Photo:  New York City Mayor John P. Mitchel throwing the first ball, 23 April 1914 

Eric Adams: smart choices; Andrew Cuomo: not smart. @HarrySiegel @NYDailyNews

Nov 11, 2021
Tens of thousands left behind. #AfterAfghanistan: Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol
470
Photo: Afghans, in the Nineteenth Century

Tens of thousands left behind. #AfterAfghanistan: Jeff McCausland  @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol
Nov 11, 2021
Will NATO and the US watch the famine without intervening? #AfterAfghanistan: Jeff McCausland @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol
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Photo:   Child victim of famines in India (1943–44),

Will NATO and the US watch the famine without intervening?  #AfterAfghanistan: Jeff McCausland  @mccauslJ @CBSNews @dickinsoncol

Nov 11, 2021
NewWorldReport: Brazil deforestation helps feed millions beef and more. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, @revanellis U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.
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NewWorldReport: Brazil deforestation helps feed millions beef and more.  Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, @revanellis U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. 

Nov 11, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Honduras narco-terrorist leadership. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, @revanellis U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.
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Photo:   Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from Notes on Central America, particularly the States of Honduras and San Salvador ... and the proposed Honduras inter-oceanic railway. With original maps and illustrations

#NewWorldReport: Honduras narco-terrorist leadership. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, @revanellis U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. 

Nov 11, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Nicaragua joins Cuba and Venezuela as a pariah state. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, @revanellis U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institu
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Photo:  The smoking terror, "Momotombo," volcano, Nicaragua, Central America

#NewWorldReport: Nicaragua joins Cuba and Venezuela as a pariah state  . Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, @revanellis U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. 

Nov 11, 2021
#NewWorldReport: Chile on the Marxist brink. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, @revanellis U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute.
658
Photo:   The scoundrels in the Santiago penitentiary (1800s?)

#NewWorldReport: Chile on the Marxist brink. Latin American Research Professor Evan Ellis, @revanellis U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. 

Nov 11, 2021
Both parties deaf to the populist vote. SalenaZito.com
575
Nov 11, 2021
Keystone State votes the other way. SalenaZito.com
665
Photo:  The October elections—challenging a voter. Pennsylvania miners at the polls; from a sketch by Paul Frenzeny 

Keystone State votes the other way.  SalenaZito.com

Nov 11, 2021
Trade War Bans English Oaks in Ireland. @TheRealConstable Simon Constable, Edinburgh
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Photo:  The Major Oak in Edwinstowe.
(British Library digitised image from page 430 of The Illustrated Guide to Sheffield and the surrounding district, etc, by John Taylor, of Sheffield. Sheffield, 1879.)

Trade War Bans English Oaks in Ireland. @TheRealConstable Simon Constable, Edinburgh

Nov 11, 2021
COP26 and the ESG Investor Class. @TheRealConstable Simon Constable, Edinburgh
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Photo: An investor in Spanish government bonds, 1834

COP26 and the ESG Investor Class.  @TheRealConstable Simon Constable, Edinburgh

[environmental, social, and governance {ESG}]

Nov 11, 2021
Suppose they held Christmas and no turkey? #LondonCalling: @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion
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Photo:  A Christmas catastrophe : please, sir, the rat entree has escaped and eaten the turkey


Suppose they held Christmas and no turkey? #LondonCalling:  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion

Nov 10, 2021
Much too late for the Central Banks. #LondonCalling: @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion 4th
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Photo:  Central bank independence versus inflation. This often-cited research published by Alesina and Summers (1993) is used to show why it's important for a nation's central bank (i.e., monetary authority) to have a high level of independence. This chart shows a clear trend toward a lower inflation rate as the independence of the central bank increases. The generally agreed-upon reason independence leads to lower inflation is that politicians have a tendency to create too much money if given the opportunity to do it. The Federal Reserve System in the United States is generally regarded as one of the more independent central banks.


Much too late for the Central Banks. #LondonCalling:  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion 4th


Nov 10, 2021
Boris Johnson and Brexit will always be with us. #LondonCalling: @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion HFN
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Photo: The exciting hair.


Boris Johnson and Brexit will always be with us. #LondonCalling:  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion HFN

Nov 10, 2021
Democracy struggles to be believed at G20 and COP26. #LondonCalling: @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion HFN
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Democracy struggles to be believed at G20 and COP26.  #LondonCalling:  @JosephSternberg @WSJOpinion HFN

Nov 10, 2021
The Red Med descends into darkness visible. Gregory Copley @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo:  The Horn of Africa as seen from the NASA Space Shuttle in May 1993. The orange and tan colors in this image indicate a largely arid to semiarid climate.


The Red Med descends into darkness visible. Gregory Copley @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs

Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.  
Nov 10, 2021
Ethiopia torn apart by the powers. Gregory Copley @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs
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Photo:  In Tigray, an ancient Axum obelisk

Ethiopia torn apart by the powers. Gregory Copley @Gregory_Copley, Defense & Foreign Affairs


Gregory R Copley, @Gregory_Copley, editor and publisher of Defense & Foreign Affairs.  
Nov 10, 2021
Erdogan provokes Biden; Biden appeases Erdogan. @AykanErdemir @FDD
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Photo:  Appeasement.   The British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, landing at Heston Aerodrome on 30 September 1938 after his meeting with Schickelgruber at Munich. In his hand he holds the peace agreement between Britain and Germany.


Erdogan provokes Biden; Biden appeases Erdogan.  @AykanErdemir @FDD

Nov 10, 2021
Wily Iranian hackers use savvy Turkey Twitch frauds to launder stolen credit card cash. @AykanErdemir @FDD
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Photo:  Money vest

Wily Iranian hackers use savvy Turkey Twitch frauds to launder stolen credit card cash. @AykanErdemir @FDD


Nov 10, 2021
Practicing carrier killers and Guam killers. Rick Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo:  China builds a mock-up of a US warship in its desert.  (US satellite photo in a video)


Practicing carrier killers and Guam killers. Rick Fisher, International Assessment and Strategy Center. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

Nov 10, 2021
Xi declares Mao is the future. Charles Burton @cburton001, MacDonald Laurier Institute; and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill
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Photo:  Mao's cultural revolution, where dozens of millions died: Political slogan by Red Guards on the campus of Fudan University 1976


Xi declares Mao is the future. Charles Burton @cburton001, MacDonald Laurier Institute; and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill


Charles Burton @cburton001  Senior Fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute; associate professor of Political Science at Brock University.  Charles Burton and Associates consults to governments, educational institutions and businesses to support their programs in China.     
Nov 10, 2021
Liz Truss speaks bluntly to China. @MaryKissel
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Photo:1937

MaoZhouZhuQin



Liz Truss speaks bluntly to China. @MaryKissel

—Elizabeth Mary Truss, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom

Mary Kissel, @MaryKissel; Former Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.
Nov 10, 2021
The City is back at the office and dining on steak. @MaryKissel
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Photo:   Perhaps the best steak restaurant in London, Hawksmoor


The City is back at the office and dining on steak. @MaryKissel

Mary Kissel, @MaryKissel; Former Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Executive VP Stephens Inc.
Nov 10, 2021
Arms control uncontrolled. @Judy_Dempsey. #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe.
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Photo:  ACDA document

Arms control uncontrolled. @Judy_Dempsey.
Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe. 
Nov 10, 2021
Lukashenko weaponizes the desperate. @Judy_Dempsey.
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Photo: Mass murder of Soviet civilians near Minsk, 1943.  A formative experience for Lukashenko and his coterie.


Lukashenko weaponizes the desperate.  @Judy_Dempsey.

Judy Dempsey, @Judy_Dempsey. Editor in chief #StrategicEurope, blog of @Carnegie_Europe. 



Nov 10, 2021
Build Back Better unwanted at the polls. @LizPeek.
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Photo:  The scene is still the polling-booth, Covent Garden; the canvassers, committees, and mobs are giving their entire attention to the performance carried on for their entertainment between the fair rival advocates, who are balanced at either end of a plank laid across a stone post. The Duchess of Devonshire is sent up into the air; her end of the poll is carried over Fox's head; 'Duke and no Duke, a play' is placarded above her. The opposite extreme of the poll is weighed down effectually by the weight of a corpulent lady, described in these election squibs as Madame Blubber, the Honourable Mrs. Hobart (Lady Buckinghamshire), of Pic-Nic notoriety.

Build Back Better unwanted at the polls. @LizPeek
Nov 10, 2021
Inflation arrives unwelcome at the Fed. @LizPeek
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