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  • 16 Things Individuals Can Do to Help Bring America Together

    16 Things Individuals Can Do to Help Bring America Together0

    Americans are angry and divided—perhaps more than at any time since the Civil War. Holding strong opinions, especially in defense of truth, is no vice. But failing to bridge our differences and resolve them peacefully is no virtue either. Here’s my “to do” list if you want to be part of the solution instead of

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  • Samurai Who Weren’t Japanese

    Samurai Who Weren’t Japanese0

    Many Americans owe their knowledge of Japanese samurai to filmmakers. Renowned for their discipline and courage, the samurai were the military nobility from the 12th century until the abolition of their class by Emperor Meiji in the 1870s. The armored, sword-wielding warriors figured prominently in James Clavell’s 1975 best-selling novel, Shōgun, and its adaptation into a blockbuster TV

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  • War Is Not Just a Western Notion

    War Is Not Just a Western Notion0

    It is well that war is so terrible; otherwise, we should grow too fond of it. – Robert E. Lee “Wars and rumors of wars,” to borrow a well-known Biblical phrase from Matthew 24, seem all too commonplace these days. Is that because more wars are going on now than in the past, or because

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  • Cancel Culture Canceled in London: The Failed Smear Against Horatio Nelson

    Cancel Culture Canceled in London: The Failed Smear Against Horatio Nelson1

    If you’ve ever visited London, you most likely noticed Nelson’s Column, the majestic monument to Britain’s greatest naval hero. It resides in Trafalgar Square, a short walk from Parliament. If you’ve never visited London, you probably know of it anyway, because both the man and the monument are famous the world over. You might even have heard

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