ONCE THEY START TEARING DOWN THE STATUES – Many might indeed be cheering, for many different reasons, as the statues of Confederate soldiers and politicians are coming down – or, …

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CULTURAL APPROPRIATION IN POLAND – This is quite beautiful in a way: Make-believe Jewish weddings — a regular educational event in Spain and Portugal, where nostalgia for nearly-extinct Jewish communities …

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THAT RAINBOW SWASTIKA T-SHIRT REALLY SUITS YOU – Someone out there keeps coming with these ideas: Clothing Company Attempts to Reclaim Swastika for LGBTQ People: https://t.co/tIEJ3FRitF pic.twitter.com/8rZwX80pCs — Out Magazine …

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SNYDER IS A DISGRACE – I used to have some respect for Timothy Snyder, the Yale historian who wrote the rather good “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin” about the …

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PIRATES OF THE CARAPEAN – The Magic Kingdom gets a slight makeover: At Disneyland, pirates can still drink, pillage and fight. But the swashbuckling tradition of abducting and exploiting women is …

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R.I.P. HELMUT KOHL – Someone once said that if Hitler fell under the proverbial bus or was assassinated in 1939, historians today would be likely describing him as the greatest …

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