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Let’s give thanks for America’s luck, and try to deserve it!

Summary:  We have much to give thanks for on this holiday, for we are the lucky country. Our challenge is to deserve that good fortune, and wisely use the prosperity, power, and security that it has allowed us to create. “Australia is a lucky country, run by second-rate people who share its luck.” — The …

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A real-life Christmas story: Washington’s Gift to America

Here is a Christmas story known to few except historians, well worth reading by all Americans:  Washington’s Gift byThomas Fleming, Wall Street Journal, 24 December 2007 — “Our revolution could have ended in despotism, like so many others.”  Subscription only. Here is the opening (an open copy appears at the David Gold website): There is a Christmas …

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Washington’s Gift

Here is a Christmas story known to few but historians, well worth reading by all Americans:  Washington’s Gift byThomas Fleming, Wall Street Journal, 24 December 2007 — “Our revolution could have ended in despotism, like so many others.”  Subscription only. Here is the opening (an open copy appears at the David Gold website): There is a Christmas story …

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