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Naturally, the common people don’t want war…

” … Nun, natürlich, das Volk will keinen Krieg”, sagte Göring achselzuckend. “Warum sollte irgendein armer Landarbeiter im Krieg sein Leben aufs Spiel setzen wollen, wenn das Beste ist, was er dabei herausholen kann, dass er mit heilen Knochen zurückkommt. … Continue reading

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In one fell swoop, the candor of the cables released by WikiLeaks did more for Arab democracy than decades of backstage U.S. diplomacy

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/25/whispering_at_autocrats?page=0,0 Did the Wikileaked State Department cables that described Tunisia’s deposed leader Zine el-Abedin Ben Ali as the head of a corrupt police state play any role in encouraging the democratic uprising against him — and thus spark the wave of … Continue reading

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