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2021-01-31
“Rebels in the Capitol! How did they ever get in?”

LETTER TO BORIS† January 31 Дорогой Борис, Now that the election and insurrection are over, I feel it is safe to write to you. What must you think today of your adopted country? Surely you must believe we are ruled by madmen and madwomen? The thought has certainly crossed my own mind! It’s as if […]

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2020-11-30
The Idea of Progress

LETTER TO BORIS† November 30 – the 185th birthday of Mark Twain Дорогой Борис, You say in your earlier email, after noting that ¾ of all Rembrandt paintings are forgeries, “it's always good to keep in mind that absolutely all the masterpieces of world music, painting and architecture were created UNDER MONARCHIES, and not under […]

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2020-11-30
Bury a Bigot

LETTER TO BORIS† November 23 Дорогой Борис, I’m happy that you introduced me to Александр С. Грибоедов (Alexander Griboyedov), who was, in addition to being a playwright, poet and composer, an ambassador to Persia, serving Emperor Nicholas I. I was also pleased to discover a new (to me) Latin descriptor: homo unius libri, meaning “a […]

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2020-08-04
Russians Invade Italy!

LETTER TO BORIS† July 23 Дорогой Борис, I see you have sent me a video of the Russian Army invading Italy with Italian masterpieces of opera in choral style. You point out that in this way, Russian agents secretly distribute militaristic ideas among all nations. Seeing the grateful Italian audience applaud this propaganda, supposedly intended […]

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2020-07-07
Ana Kasparian (1986)

I grew up super-religious. ... And I’m now an atheist. And the reason why I’m an atheist is because of education. ... I made my own decision because I was empowered to do so.

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2020-06-21
The Russian Threat

But what about Russian aggression? If you consider how aggressively Russia has located itself so close to Europe...

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2020-06-21
When Fascism Comes to America...

In 1917 and 1918 labor leader Eugene V. Debs did speak about oppressors and tyrants who wrapped themselves ‘in a cloak of patriotism or religion, or both.’

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2020-06-12
How Can One Not Be Antifa?

If you’re not Antifa, doesn’t that make you a fascist?

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2020-06-11
Incredibly Ugly Inevitably

“Ugly” is what fascists do best. Whether or not “inevitably,” I agree that “Ugly things will get less ugly … hopefully.”

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2020-05-18
My $0 Donation Message to Mr. Biden

If only “Democratic Unity” meant something to Progressives, like me, other than “My Way or the Highway.”

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Ronald Bruce Meyer

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December 7: Pietro Mascagni

Mascagni himself had no religious belief. His biographer, Giannotto Bastianelli, says that he was a pagan even in his religious compositions.



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