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We Shall Fight on the Beaches

“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost

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Independence Day

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. As we celebrate those words,

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Digging – by Seamus Heaney

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day: “Digging,” by Irish poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney. Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests; snug as a gun. Under my window, a clean rasping sound When the spade sinks

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“I Have a Dream”

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A Word from a Founding Father

Between our work writing about the performing arts and the insane popularity of the Broadway smash Hamilton this season, it seems only appropriate to quote Alexander Hamilton on this Independence Day. Here, he’s writing in the Federalist Papers, in 1787,

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Our Undying Gratitude

On this Veterans Day, we remember all the living who have served in the military and all those who gave their lives for our country. These quotes are among the inscriptions at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. THE

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The Best Obtainable Version of the Truth

In a bit of journalistic serendipity, I happened to hear Carl Bernstein speak at a small luncheon just a few days before Ben Bradlee’s death. Bradlee has been rightly eulogized as a giant of American journalism. But seeing Bernstein at

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We Hold These Truths…

There is no better day than the Fourth of July to recognize the power of the pen—here, in the hands of Thomas Jefferson. When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political

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