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The Assassination Business

President Diem was assassinated in Vietnam in 1963, and look what that got us.

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On Beating The Drums of War and Singing You Love Peace

Two previous Presidents could have done what Donald Trump did. But they understood the scary consequences. They wanted to avoid being pushed out of the Middle East by hatred and mass protests. Obama knew the Shia were fighting ISIS (which … Continue reading

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A Memorable Quote For Any Cause

Here’s a memorable quotation that you can use about protecting the environment, or with a strategic edit, virtually any worthy cause: “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”—Robert Swan

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Donald Trump on Killing Bin Ladin

Memorable Trump Quotations “Stop congratulating Obama for killing Bin Laden. The Navy Seals killed Bin Laden.” —-2012 tweet Looking for a book with no spurious quotations? “The Words Lincoln Lived By” Not a single one.

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Trump Will Be Too Busy To Play Golf

Memorable Trump Quotations “I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” –Donald J. Trump, August, 2016 Looking for a book without a single spurious quotation? The Words Lincoln Lived By You … Continue reading

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St.Augustin on Government

A Kingdom Is Legalized Theft “What are kingdoms but great robberies?” St.Aucustin Get the wonderful new Audible of “Lincoln and Obama.” Read by the author: https://amzn.to/2D5lXrF

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Day One Thinking

Seneca on Time Management “Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” —-Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65) Roman philosopher and poet Footnote: Jeff Bezos describes Amazon’s management style as Day One Thinking—a … Continue reading

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Trump and Tacitus

A quotation that sounds like a motto of the Trump regime: “Crime, once exposed, has no refuge but in audacity.” —-Tacitus Learn 21 fascinating parallels between Lincoln and Obama. Listen to the author on Audible. There’s a free sample at… … Continue reading

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The Role of Religion in Society

Edward Gibbon on Religion in the Roman World “The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosophers as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally … Continue reading

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Napoleon on Leadership

“The art of appointing men is not nearly so difficult as allowing those appointed to attain their full worth” —Napoleon said this to Nicolas-Francois Mollien, his treasury minister

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