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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
For those of us who grew up with parents and teachers who had vivid memories of WW II (and lots of newsreel footage to back it up), those of you who are going around in the wake of the Iran nuke deal griping about how Israel is just trying to monger war and get the U.S. to fight it for them sound scarily like the speakers at a late-1930s Bund meeting. --And if you don't know what a "Bund" was in this context, you're part of the problem.
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Ego vadum perussi vestri prandium
"I saw to what extent the people among whom I lived could be trusted as good neighbors and friends; that their friendship was for summer weather only; that they did not greatly propose to do right; that they were a distinct race from me by their prejudices and superstitions."
Henry David Thoreau
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