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Thoughts About Followers

The rebellious nature of teens is betrayed by their desire to copy their peers’ fashions. My sociology professor said something to that effect one day in class. The thought has remained with me all of my adult life. He did … Continue reading

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To Justify Evil

Students of the history of the Second World War know that Nazi leader of the SS, Heinrich Himmler was one of the chief architects of the Holocaust. Party insiders knew that Himmler didn’t have much of a stomach for unpleasant … Continue reading

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Worshipping Heroes

Earlier this month, one of my childhood heroes passed away. In my mind John Glenn will always be the astronaut who rode the “Friendship 7” Mercury capsule into orbit around the Earth. Earlier generations’ heroes were many, the brave service … Continue reading

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Cowardice

Jorge sipped from the glass of ice tea then shot me an inquiring glance, then asked, “Are you afraid of going to the dentist?” I quickly answered, “No”. Then I explained that part of the reason I don’t fear him … Continue reading

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Goebbels A Biography (Review)

“Are you reading another book about Nazis? What is it about you and radical right-wingers these days?” Jorge rapid-fired these two questions at me after he glanced at the cover of the latest biography I checked out from the Norfolk … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin (Review)

Charlie Chaplin was the most famous person in the world for many years. When I considered this fact, I stopped reading and tried to digest what such fame means to the celebrity. In the case of Charles Chaplin, fame colored nearly every aspect of … Continue reading

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Heute Ist Der Schicksalstag

If you like to catch up on history, you’re in luck today, especially if German history is your thing. Today is Schicksalstag. Either by coincidence or plan, several noteworthy events happened on the ninth of November in Germany. Schicksalstag translates into English as “fateful day”. … Continue reading

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