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You Can Blame the Italians

Ask any moderately intelligent person to name the bane of the 20th century and nine out of ten will probably answer “Adolph Hitler”.  A few might answer Joe Stalin or Chairman Mao but Hitler is the lens through which we … Continue reading

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Opening Ceremonies – Sochi

And so we soon begin another Olympic Games with all of the pomp and ceremony – marching athletes, flag waving, lighting the cauldron, speeches, huzzahs. Hyper-nationalism on display for all to see. It is probably not what Pierre de Fredy, … Continue reading

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