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Bundesrepublik Deutschland Diarist

[Originally Published as a Facebook Note in August of 2016]As Rosa and I toured Berlin’s Stiftung Topographie des Terrors the other day, we viewed the current main exhibition with both amazement and trepidation. This exhibition, “Berlin 1933–1945: Between Propaganda and Terror,” addresses National Socialist policy in Berlin and its consequences for the city and its population.  Mostly […]

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Main Street Suckered. Again.

In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, Congress offered up a $2.2 trillion package in March. It was sold to the public as a means of providing necessary relief for the millions of Americans, businesses, and hospitals. This, the biggest economic stimulus package in United States history, was passed unanimously by the Senate and near-universal […]