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This Korean Summit Puts One in an Ambivalent Situation

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Trump meeting with Kim. On the one hand, a big success would be important, good news for American peace and security. On the other hand, a...

Thinking Through the North Korea Crisis (Third Installment)

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Appearing in several newspapers in VA-06, this series announced itself as having no partisan agenda, no pre-conceived conclusion, but just the purpose of laying...

Thinking Through the North Korea Crisis (Second Installment)

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This series will be appearing in at least two newspapers in the VA-06 region. This is the second installment of a series whose purpose is...

Thinking Through the North Korea Crisis (First Installment)

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This is the first installment of a series of three pieces that will be running shortly in one or more newspapers my area of...

Brexit: A Setback in One of Humankind’s Most Important Projects

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Some commentators have reminded us lately of what originally inspired the nations of Western Europe to move toward unification. The impetus came after two...

Trinity

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a place between the towns of Carrizozo and Socorro, New Mexico, in the Jornada del Muerto in the southwestern United States (33.6773°N 106.4754°W)

a name derived in part from the poetry of John Donne, for example "Batter my heart, three person'd God"

a 100-foot high steel tower

the time, after delays because of weather, 5:29:45 AM Mountain War Time

the force equal to an explosion of approximately 20,000 tons of TNT

the crater in the desert of radioactive glass 3 meters deep and 330 meters wide

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