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I took a double major in Economics and History in college in the 1970s. My "sweet spot" probably lies at the intersection of those two subjects. For instance, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" was really an "economic" admonition--to conserve ammunition.

I am the published author of "A Modern Approach to Graham and Dodd Investing" (Wiley, 2004), an (economic) "history of the future," and the unpublished author of "Axis Overstretch," an economic analysis of World War II.


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lard is a pork product, not chicken
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@Semaphore: I edited the question to take out the superlatives. I think the "core" question is OK.
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@NeMo: That's the thing, when I surfed the net, his statements on Franco were notably ABSENT. And Salazar's was notably present.
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Apparently, VICE-President Dick Cheney accidentally shot someone on a hunting trip. It wasn't President Bush (Jr.) but it could have been. So did anyone ever injure a President in this way? Voting to reopen, the question is clear enough.
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The Japanese wanted a "racial equality" clause in the League of Nations charter. President Wilson was inclined to include it; until SOUTHERN U.S. Senators objected, because of the "problems" such a declaration would cause at home.
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Most of such enclaves would probably have been set up in South Africa. That was the "ultimate" social experiment in mixed race relations.
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