Category Archives: American History

Hamilton

Hey! How are you? Long time no see. So have you heard about this new musical Hamilton? It’s the Hip hop story of one of the super-geniuses of the Revolution. After hearing about it for awhile I decided to drop the cash on the soundtrack and wow…am I glad I did. Addicted ever since. It’s […]

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A Footnote on Reagan and Sharansky

A Footnote on Reagan and Sharansky – ‘…What few people knew, because Reagan had intentionally kept it secret, was that his first effort to free Sharansky had been undertaken back in 1981, when he wrote a handwritten letter to Brezhnev. He attached the script of the letter to his diary, and it was published in […]

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Weekly Standard: The View from the Gulag

Weekly Standard: The View from the Gulag – ‘From the June 21, 2004 issue: An interview with Natan Sharansky: He describes the “beautiful moment” when the news of the Evil Empire speech reached Siberia…’

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25 Years After Challenger

I remember the moment well, when one of the guys on our floor at school came into the room and said, “The space shuttle exploded.” The Big Picture has a gallery of memories, though I must admit it’s a little beyond time to start doing a better job of remembering the “other six” who died […]

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