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Friday, 22 June 2018

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Vale Bill Speakman VC. The inscription on the Cross "For Valour" has to be one of the greatest understatements of all time.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A22191-2004Jul1.html

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/charles-krauthammer-ten-great-columns/

That first one is wonderful.

OT, for which apologies, but some time ago you put me onto Professor Margaret Macmillan and Peacemakers, which I read with interest and even feel I may have learned something. I see she is delivering the Reith Lectures this year starting on Tuesday at 9.00am on Radio 4. I'm not a fan of the BBC (even Radio 3 is going downhill) but I pass that on in case it is of interest.

Thanks, JK, I shall enjoy reading those later on.

Also, thanks to you, Mike, and I will do my best to catch her talks.

Charles Krauthammer was always about the ideas and never about the attack on those who disagreed with him. As a result, he had friends and people who respected him on all sides. In early adulthood he was a liberal Democrat but later evolved into a Conservative with the arrival of Reagan who was once a Democrat himself. It was "the Kraut" who coined the term 'Reagan Doctrine' for dealing with the USSR and its tentacles. All will miss him.

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