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Ukraine War, August 21, 2022: Should European nations ban visas for Russians?Remembering the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on August 20, 1968

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Ukraine War, August 17, 2022: It is time to get serious and end this war







Ukraine War, June 28, 2022: Why we are losing the war in Ukraine


Ukraine War, June 28, 2022: American diplomacy fails to win support against Russia among non-allied countries; G-7 leaders disappoint, are reminiscent of leaders in 1930’s facing Nazi threat


Ukraine War, June 6, 2022: The West is headed toward defeat in Ukraine

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Ukraine War, May 31, 2022: Biden’s Op-ed, and his abject fear of Putin

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Ukraine War, May 11, 2022 (I): Spinning leaked revelations about intelligence sharing, U.S. officials evidence continued confusion about international law; Azovstal steelworks fighters plead for evacuation of wounded; France and Germany push back on American war aims; U.S. should limit war aims to requirements of U.N. Charter and international law

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Ukraine War, May 10, 2022 (II): The hard work ahead in the non-allied countries, to get them to joint the anti-Russian coalition

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Ukraine War, April 17, 2022: Easter reflections

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Ukraine War, April 11, 2022(I): Putin turns on security officials; Nehammer’s visit to Putin; Austria as “Russian aircraft carrier” in Europe; Marina Owsjannikowa explains why Russian polls are worthless

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Ukraine War, April 10, 2022 (II): In France, Macron wins with 27.60% of vote v. 23.41% for Marine Le Pen in first round presidential election (official results with 97% of vote counted); both head for second-round run-off on April 24

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Ukraine War, March 26, 2022 (I): Biden’s speech in Poland–Every time he speaks off-script, the president commits huge mistakes; Theodore Roosevelt on “Words and Deeds”; Goals and Strategy

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Ukraine War, February 27, 2022: The spiritual dimension–Albert Camus, “Letters to a German friend” 1943-44; Dispatches and analyses

And you, who were already conquered in your greatest victories, what will you be in the approaching defeat?
–First Letter, December, 1943
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For you Europe is an expanse encircled by seas and mountains, dotted with dams, gutted with mines, covered with harvests, where Germany is playing a game in which her own fate alone is at stake.

But for us, Europe is a home of the spirit where for the last twenty centuries the most amazing adventure of the human spirit has been going on.
–Third Letter, July 1943