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Felix Frankfuter, before his SCOTUS appointment, was the founder of the ACLU, and an avid New Dealer. As such, the quote doesn't sound at all like him, or at least not the way its being used. He was just not a guy who thought about government in that way. For reference, here are some documented quotes from him about how he believes the USA operates. Both in ...


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I just watched a report on TV in Germany about a book recently published "Als die Soldaten kamen" (When the soldiers came). The author researched the subject and interviewed numerous survivors all around Germany. She conservatively estimates some 860.000 women and children were being raped by the allies, the dark figure perhaps twice to three times as much ...


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There were electoral and administrative reasons for Lincoln to balance the ticket with a Democrat. He did legitimately fear that he might lose the election to McClellan, and Lincoln would do what it took to win. Lincoln did not much respect McClellan at this point. Furthermore, the Democrats had endorsed a peace plank at their convention. Thus Lincoln was ...


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Chiefly I believe because those people were not from Virginia, and had thus never been directly ordered by anyone to comply. Generally the way these things work is that when the SCOTUS makes a decision on a local case that clearly applies nationwide, lower court justices nationwide will start using their interpretation of that decision in their own ...


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Nicholas Jeeves of the Cambridge School of Art addresses this question well in a lengthy essay: The Serious and the Smirk: The Smile in Portraiture. In this sense, a portrait was never so much a record of a person, but a formalised ideal. The ambition was not to capture a moment, but a moral certainty. Politicians were particularly sensitive to ...


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In ww1. spain wasnt prepared for the war. Spain was on the process to modernize the country. Was the moment of the first industrial revolution period of spain. Spain hadnt got the capacity to build tanks or even airplanes, remember that has recently received a lesson of the Spanish-american War. Spain, always has had good soldiers but, at that moment, ...


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I would suggest that Western "guilt" over the A-bomb helped to gloss over Japanese atrocities,a phenomenon not limited to the USA. I grew up in post war UK, and as a child thought Germans had horns and tails, whilst I do not remember believing the same about the Japanese.


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US did help Pakistan in all possible ways. It blocked UN action against Pakistan for the genocide it committed, sent military supplies and encouraged countries like Iran and Jordan (which were US allies at that time) to do the same, shielded war criminals from prosecution, sent battle groups to threaten India and so on. In short, it did everything just shy ...


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In regards to the French government, they had been informed well in advance by their ambassador in Berlin In The Gathering Storm Churchill writes (in Chapter 20, The Soviet Enigma): From the moment when Molotov became Foreign Commissar, he pursued a policy of an arrangement with Germany at the expense of Poland. It was not very long before the ...



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