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What goes into the history books are the broad, sweeping, influential actions made by a few people. Not the detailed legal arguments made in a courtroom, or even the political editorials in the newspaper or on Twitter.

  • William conquered England.
  • Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries.
  • Oliver Cromwell ultimately won.
  • Churchill and Roosevelt beat Hitler.
  • Johnson saved English independence.
by asdf on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 04:23:20 PM EST
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When the scholars write the big tomes on this sordid saga, they'll want to base their findings on primary-source documents--and here is one, flashing right before us. The Downing Street Memo will be a key footnote in the history books; it should have made front-page headlines in the daily broadsheets of history's first draft.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 04:25:17 PM EST
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"C" is the code name for Richard Dearlove, head of MI6, the British foreign intelligence service. His "recent talks in Washington" would almost certainly have been with his counterpart, George Tenet, then-director of the CIA. Tenet would have told him about the "perceptible shift in attitude."

Role of Italian intelligence and "witness" Curveball ...

In the beginning was the lie ...
German BND and the Iraq plot of Curveball

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon Oct 14th, 2019 at 01:30:29 PM EST
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