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Heroes and Patriots

Heroes and Patriots We’re in California now, but just before our trip I bought a paperback to read on the plane.   It’s been mentioned nowhere that I know of, but I happened to notice its title online: A Voice for … Continue reading

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The Case of Patricia Hearst

The Case of Patricia Hearst Usually, when I write the weekly column for “Dear Abbie,” I’m in a reasonably upbeat state of mind, but I’m moved to write this one by anger and indignation. My outrage is prompted by Dana … Continue reading

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