war and peace
Winston Churchill once famously remarked that Bolshevism must be "strangled in its crib." In that same spirit, should the U.S. now seek to strangle China's economy as a means of deterring its aggression?
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Leo Tolstoy might have been surprised by a few of the scenes in the new television adaptation of War and Peace, just as Jane Austen might have been surprised 20 years ago by a few scenes in the 1995 television version of Pride & Prejudice.
Let's cut right to the money question here: Did the A&E networks commission a lavish eight-hour production of Tolstoy's War and Peace as a public service, so the rest of us would never have to actually read it?
Once again, politicians and others run around ferociously beating the war drums, pandering to our fears and baser instincts. In the end, while there are really very few differences among us, there will always be those who seek to turn those small differences into monsters. Do not let that happen. We all rest on the same side. See you next year.
If to live is to suffer, as Tolstoy understood so well, then to persevere is to find meaning in one's suffering. Does hardship make us beasts, Tolstoy asks, or better human beings? Do we continually focus on getting what we think we want, or on making something meaningful out of what we have, no matter how miniscule or shabby it might seem?
Before the lights go down at the Doctor Zhivago start, the tall, dark Broadway Theatre curtains are parted maybe six or eight feet. Filling the space between them is a compilation of grey chairs piled chaotically high.
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Whether you love him or hate him, Rand Paul is succeeding in doing something that other Republican candidates have not done in a very long time: broaden the foreign policy debate within the Republican Party in order to encompass a growing libertarian streak among younger Americans.
Like it or not, Guantanamo will be with us for a long time -- or, at the very least, until Obama marches with his successor down Pennsylvania Avenue during the 2016 inauguration.
I've been in love with Audrey Hepburn all my life. Well, not really all my life, but at least since the moment I saw her in William Wyler's 1953 classic film, Roman Holiday. I was just a kid living in Russia, and I could only dream about traveling to Rome.
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